Gangster who attacked cop arrested in Mewat village

Police withstand resistance from 300 villagers to detain him

A 23-year-old man was arrested from Mewat in Haryana on Saturday for attacking a police team two months ago in south Delhi’s Kotla Mubarakpur, police said. 

The accused identified as Shaukat, 23, who hails from Mathura in Uttar Pradesh, was arrested from Mewat on Saturday after resistance from about 300 villagers over there, a senior police officer said.

“Shaukat had been involved in 10 cases of thefts, gangster activities and armed robberies in Rajasthan, Haryana and Delhi,” said the officer.

Early morning on April 29 the police found some suspicious movements of a group of people near a Tata 407 vehicle near Sewa Nagar at Kotla Mubarakpur. A police team tried to check them but the accused people immediately boarded the vehicle and hit at the police team vehicle to kill them and to escape from the spot.
 
The accused even dragged the police officer’s vehicle to some distance and moved further. When the police team again tried to chase them, the accused sitting in the back of the vehicle pelted stone and driver took the dead brake which resulted into further damage to the police's vehicle and the policemen had to stop their vehicle.  The accused finally escaped and fled from the national capital.

Subsequently a case of assault on police party was registered at Kotla Mubarakpur police station.

During investigation, a police team, which had camped in Mewat for several days and during their stay, found that a similar incident had taken place with a Rajasthan police official in Bharatpur district on June 6 but the accused fled leaving behind the vehicle. The vehicle was impounded by Bharatpur police. The Delhi police team found that same vehicle was used in Kotla Mubarakpur incident. 

The 16-member police team entered Bishru village in Mewat after intimating the local police station on Saturday and surrounded the criminals taking shelter in the village. The team finally nabbed the main accused Shaukat despite resistance from about 300 villagers and brought him to the national capital.

A loaded pistol was also recovered from his hideout in Rajokri in south Delhi, on the basis of information provided by the main accused. Shaukat during interrogation named his 10 associates and told the police that he had been involved in 10 cases of armed robberies, thefts and gangster activities, added the officer.

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