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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.


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