Two contract killers arrested in Delhi

Thursday, February 17, 2011

NEW DELHI - Two members of a gang of contract killers, allegedly involved in killing a sandal wood smuggler of Chhattisgarh, were arrested from north Delhi and arms were seized from them, police said Thursday.

Ranbir, 30, and Narender, 26, were arrested from Rohini area of north Delhi Wednesday on a tip-off.

“A 9mm and a 7.65 bore pistols, and four live cartridges were recovered from them while the Tata Indica car they were travelling in was seized. The gang is involved in the murder of Rajesh Daggar, a sandal wood smuggler of Raipur, Chattisgarh,” a police official said.

According to police, the duo disclosed that they were associates of a gangster and a contract killer named Rajesh, involved in more than 13 criminal cases, including eight murders and three attempt to murder cases, in Delhi and Haryana.

“Rajesh had been sentenced to life imprisonment but was granted parole Dec 17, 2010, and has since then been absconding. Ranbir is involved in several cases of Arms Act violations in the capital,” the official added.

The two men confessed to shooting dead Daggar along with Rajesh and two other associates Jan 24.

“The Raipur police have been informed about the arrest and further investigation is in progress,” added the official.

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