The Delhi Police Special Cell on Monday arrested a member of the Rathi gang from southwest Delhi and recovered two AK-47s he had snatched from police. The accused had allegedly helped his chief, Bhura, escape from Haryana Police custody last month. Special Cell may quiz former Delhi MLA Rambir Shokeen in connection with the case.
Police on Monday arrested history-sheeter Arvind Rohilla and recovered two AK-47s and an SLR he had snatched from police. Police also seized a countrymade pistol, which they said was used in the crime. Three other members — Samarpal, Prince, Saddam and Ravi Kumar — of the Bhura gang were arrested a few days before Rohilla’s arrest.
Special Cell has handed over the four to Baghpat police because Bhura had escaped from their custody when he was being taken to court for a hearing in a murder case. The gang members had intercepted and attacked the police vehicle carrying Bhura. They fired at the van until it stopped. When the police personnel guarding Bhura retaliated, two gang members, including Rohilla, managed to board the prison van and free Bhura. Then all five fled. Police said the gangsters threw pepper spray on the guards and snatched their weapons before escaping.
Haryana Police contacted the Special Cell when they got information that Bhura was reportedly hiding somewhere in NCR. Earlier, police had raided Shokeen’s house, where they suspect the plan to free Bhura from police custody was hatched. The MLA is gangster Neeraj Bawana’s uncle.