Kidnapping for ransom: Delhi Police nabs two dreaded criminals after a shootout at Bhati Mines area

Newsroom24x7 Staff

Such cases of kidnapping have become common in the Mewat area. The modus operandi of the criminals is that they give advertisements in newspapers in far flung areas of Maharashtra and Gujarat for sale of vehicles especially cars and scrap material at a throwaway price. The gullible fall easy prey to such advertisements and get trapped in the criminals’ net. -Delhi Police

Kidnapping for ransomNew Delhi: The Crime Branch of Delhi Police has arrested two dreaded criminals wanted for the kidnapping of a resident from Bhuj district in Gujarat, who was called to Delhi with the offer and allurement of buying a car at a throwaway price.

The two criminals arrested in the kidnapping case (FIR No.20/16 dated 17/02/2016 u/s 364A/34 IPC PS Crime Branch Delhi) are Taufiq @ Kala (24), resident of Daulatpur village under Govardhan Police station of Mathura district in Uttar Pradesh and Sunny (23), resident of Karmuka Bas village under Kama POlice station of Bharatpur district in Rajasthan.

The Police have stated that the victim Valji Bhai of Bhajau in Bhuj district of Gujarat had arrived in Delhi after receiving calls on his mobile from some unknown persons. They had told him that they would arrange a car for him at a very low price. On finding this as an extremely lucrative offer, he landed at the Delhi Railway Station on 21 December, 2015, where he met a person, who took him to Palwal on the pretext of showing him the car. On reaching Palwal, he noticed that about half a dozen persons were already present there on two bikes. Sensing danger, he refused to go any further. He was forceibly taken to a secluded place where he was beaten up and a ransom of Rs. 500,000 was demanded from his son over the mobile phone. The accused also took away his mobile phone and Rs. 20000 he was carrying in cash. The next day another gang member came alerted the kidnappers by telling them that a Delhi Police team had raided that area. on hearing this, all of them fled from the spot. The kidnap victim lodged a complaint with the Police on returning home by train.

After registering the complaint, police deployed its own sources to collect information regarding those involved in this crime. Police contables Salimuddin and Ravinder Khokhar recieved specific information on 23 August, 2016 regarding the movement of the accused. The policemen were told that they would be coming from Gurgaon to Bhati Mines area to meet their associates on a motorcycle.

A team of South Eastern Range led by Assistant Commissioner of Police Ishwar Singh and comprising of Inspector Pankaj Singh, Sub-inspectors Vishal Chaudhary, Aas Mohammad, Assistant SIs Shiv Kumar, Dharmender, Hashim Khan, head constables Jagpal, Kusum Pal, Prithvi, Gulbir, Jai Parkash and constables Rohit Solanki, Sanjeev, Ravinder Khokhar, Ravinder Malik, Surender and Anil was constituted under the supervision of Deputy Commissioner of Police Bhisham Singh and overall guidance of Additional Commissioner of Police K.K. Vyas to nab the criminals. The team swung into action and a trap was laid. When the accused persons came to Bhati mines on a motorcycle, the police party signaled them to stop, but they tried to flee frpm the spot. Both of them whipped out their pistols and Sunny even fired two shots at the police party that returned the fire and managed to overpower both of them. Two pistols and five cartridges were seized from them.

The Delhi Crime Branch Police station has arrested both of them and registered a case (FIR No. 145/16 dated 23/08/16 U/S 186/353/307 IPC, 25/27/54/59 Arms Act).

Taufiq was born at Daulatpur village in Mathura district of UP. He has studied up to 4th standard in his village school. His father works as a labourer. He came in contact with criminals of the area and became a habitual offender. He has been involved in many cases of kidnapping of innocent persons for ransom. Sunny, the other accused arrested in this case, was born in Karmuka Bas village in Bharatpur district of Rajasthan. He studied up to 9th standard in his village. His father is also a known criminal of that area.

The accused are also wanted in different cases registered in Bharatpur district of Rajasthan and Mewat district of Haryana.