North Gazette News/ Chandigarh
Tightening its noose on criminal elements during lockdown, Haryana Police have apprehended 3 most-wanted and rewarded criminals, 21 other rewarded criminals involved in heinous crime, 61 proclaimed offenders, 40 bail jumpers, besides busting an inter-state ATM robbers’ gang involved in more than 15 cases of ATM theft cases (in Delhi, NCR and UP) from district Palwal, Nuh and Police Commissionerate, Faridabad.
Disclosing this here tootday, Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order), Mr Navdeep Singh Virk informed that the police teams staged a massive crackdown on criminal elements and organized gangs during the lockdown. It’s a part of an effort to prevent unlawful activities to make sure the safety and security of citizens across the State.
As part of this drive, Police in Palwal district have nabbed 3 criminals, who were involved in 18 cases of murder, attempt to murder, dacoity cases and in the most-wanted list of UP State. UP Police has announced a bounty of Rs 25,000 on heads of two while Rs 15000 on one criminal. Apart from this, police have also arrested 115 others involved in different criminal activities between March 24 and May 13, 2020 in Palwal district, he added.
Mr Virk informed that since the lockdown began, Police in Nuh district have arrested 21 criminals responsible for heinous crimes and carrying a reward ranging from Rs 500 to Rs25,000. Our crime units have played a significant role in making these arrests. Under a special fortnight drive during lockdown, Nuh Police has also sent 61 proclaimed offenders and 40 bail jumpers behind bars. At the same time, Police have also arrested three Nigerian nationals under NDPS Act and recovered 2 kg 421 gram heroin from their possession.
In Police Commissionerate Faridabad too, the Police teams have busted an inter-state ATM robbers’ gang with the arrest of two accused who were involved in more than 15 ATM uprooting cases in Faridabad, Gurugram, Delhi NCR and Uttar Pradesh. With their arrest, 9 cases of ATM theft have been worked out, besides recovery of Rs 2.5 lakh cash, one ATM machine of AXIS bank. Under crackdown on cyber criminals, our teams have also busted a gang involved in online banking fraud and recovered a gold brick and Rs 4.65 lakh from 9 accused arrested in this connection.
He said that Police have also recovered huge quantity of liquor either illicit or being transported illegally, arms and narcotic substance from possession of accused persons.