A 40-year-old man, who jumped parole in November 2015, and his two accomplices were arrested on Wednesday for shooting dead three persons in Gurugram in the last three months, police said.
Surjeet Kataria, a resident of Gurugram village, was serving a life sentence for murdering a person in Haryana’s Narnaul city when he came out of jail on a one-month parole in October 2015. But he never returned.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (crime) Balbir Singh and Deputy Commissioner of Police (west) Sumit Kuhar said in a joint press conference here that four pistols, live cartridges, 18 mobile phones and a car was seized from their possession.
"Kataria, along with his accomplices, Shot dead Bablu (his old accomplice) in Gurugram‘s Rajendra Park on May 7 over distribution of money earned on betting," the officer said.
He also fired at two brothers over a property dispute on July 27, leaving one Vinod Kumar Sharma dead in Rajendra Park area.
Bablu in the past had told Kataria that cloth merchant Sanjeev Jindal usually carries Rs 15-20 lakh cash while returning home from Delhi.
"Kataria shot dead Jindal on July 16 around 10 p.m. near his house in Roshanpura here while he was returning from his business outlet in Delhi’s Chandni Chowk but slain Bablu’s information regarding having cash turned out to be false," the officer added.
On Wednesday, Kataria and his two accomplices Devender alias Dev, 24, and his stepson Gaurav alias Monu, 23, were arrested by crime branch unit 2 chief Sajjan Kumar and his team.
The three were produced before a court and remanded in five days’ police custody.