Criminal, wanted since 2010, arrested by Delhi Police

A criminal, who had been evading arrest since 2010 in a dacoity-cum-murder case and two robbery cases in the city, has been nabbed by the police.

Accused Babu Khan (38), a native of Bihar, was arrested by a Crime Branch team from Ashok Nagar yesterday, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime Branch) Joy Tirkey said.

A country-made pistol and three live cartridges were seized from the possession of the accused, the officer said, adding that the police had announced a cash reward of Rs 50,000 for any information leading to his arrest.

Khan was allegedly involved in a dacoity in Kirti Nagar in August, 2004. During the dacoity, Khan and four of his associates had shot dead a businessman, who resisted their attempt, the DCP said.

In February 2010, Khan's gang had allegedly robbed a man in a DTC bus, near Mandir Marg. The gang was also allegedly involved in robbing a businessman of diamonds under the Deen Bandhu Gupta Road police station limits in December, 2010, the officer added.

While his associates were arrested by the police, Khan had gone underground and was untraced after 2010.

During interrogation, Khan revealed that he had been in hiding in his village in Bihar, where he had opened a garment shop, the DCP said.

The accused also told the police that he had returned to Delhi to revive his gang, he added.

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