Press Esc to close
Friday 24 March 2017
News updated at 2:15 AM IST

Mewati robbers' gang leader held in Surat

NEW DELHI, Feb 1, 2013, DHNS:

A Mewati gang leader wanted in four cases of dacoity, robbery and carjacking in the Capital was arrested in Surat on Wednesday, police said on Friday.

Sanjeev Kumar Yadav, deputy commissioner of police (special cell) said Mohammad Farooq, 35, from Mewat in Haryana, told police that he was also involved in robbery at Hira Jewellers in Pitampura in June, 2012.

His brother Mohammad Arif and gang members Mohammad Aslam, Mushtaq, Wahid, Sunil, Sakim and Shahnawaz were also involved in the crime. While Arif was killed on the spot when a security guard opened fire, the rest were later arrested. But Farooq fled and a reward of Rs 50,000 was declared on his head by Delhi Police.

Farooq studied in Madarsa Jamia Rahimia Mehendian till 1995. Then he ran a grocery shop in his village. In 2000, he came in contact with notorious cattle-lifter Javed who provided him a gun before a robbery.

Police intercepted their vehicle and apprehended Javed. Farooq tried to run away and opened fired on police. Police also retaliated, and he was shot in his leg. He and his accomplices were arrested.

He remained in Gurgaon jail for a year and became infamous in Mewat for firing upon police and created a network with other gangs. After his release, he contacted Wahid and formed a gang. Since then they have committed several heinous crime in Delhi.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Members of Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors (MARD) show placards during a protest...

Members of Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors (MARD) show placards during a protest...

Actor-Director Pooja Bhatt with 82-year-old Chandro Tomar popularly known as Revolver Dadi...

Actor-Director Pooja Bhatt with 82-year-old Chandro Tomar popularly known as Revolver Dadi...

A view of the Yadiyuru Lake in Bengaluru...

A view of the Yadiyuru Lake in Bengaluru...

The 485 km long Manali-Leh strategic road being cleared of snow by Border Road Organisation...

The 485 km long Manali-Leh strategic road being cleared of snow by Border Road Organisation...

Girls light candles on a painting dedicated to the victims of the recent London attack...

Girls light candles on a painting dedicated to the victims of the recent London attack...

Renowned sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik creates a sand sculpture on terrorist attack in London...

Renowned sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik creates a sand sculpture on terrorist attack in London...

Workers prepare to lift the sunken Sewol ferry, center, in waters off Jindo, South Korea...

Workers prepare to lift the sunken Sewol ferry, center, in waters off Jindo, South Korea...

Farmers from the southern state of Tamil Nadu display skulls, who they claim are the remains...

Farmers from the southern state of Tamil Nadu display skulls, who they claim are the remains...

Artists perform during Annual Mega National Festival 'One India' in Jalandhar...

Artists perform during Annual Mega National Festival 'One India' in Jalandhar...

Fire personnel dousing a major fire that broke out in the shops outside Mahakaleshwar temple...

Fire personnel dousing a major fire that broke out in the shops outside Mahakaleshwar temple...

Like us on Facebook

Copyright 2017, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523