Delhi Police have prepared a list of top 10 criminals in the city who are on the loose. The police plan to crack down on these hardened criminals and the list, a comprehensive database of their activities, crime history and photos, is expected to be a ready reckoner for units that go after them, said sources.
The list will soon be circulated to several units of the force, including the Special Cell, the sources added.
The 10 criminals in the list, in no particular order, are: Kapil Sangwan alias Nandu; Manjit Singh alias Mahal; Hemant alias Pradhan; Mohammad Jamal alias Ranhja; Satyawan alias Sonu; Pradeep Solanki; Shakti alias Sharda; Surender alias Subhash alias Suresh alias Samunder; Ravinder alias Bholu; and Rohit Chaudhary.
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All 10 criminals on the list are residents of Delhi and live in separate areas. “Most of them are from southwest and outer districts. One is from the northeast district and another from the south district,” said a source. Most of these criminals are a part of gangs and face charges of extortion, the source added.
Kapil Sangwan, Manjit Singh, Hemant, Satyawan and Shakti have been linked to the recent gang wars in southwest Delhi, said sources. In one of the gang wars, former MLA Bharat Singh was gunned down by a group reportedly led by Hemant, the sources added.
Manjit Singh’s name has come up in 21 cases — the highest, said the sources. Ravinder and Surender have 14 cases each, the sources added. Rohit Chaudhary’s name cropped up in a robbery at Lajpat Nagar in 2013 as well as a murder near Qutub Minar in 2014, said
The list, which also contains the names of the associates of these top 10 criminals, was prepared after a study by officers from the Police Headquarters.
The crackdown on these criminals is in step with Delhi Police Commissioner Alok Kumar Verma’s plans to tackle crime. Verma has directed all joint commissioners of police (JCPs) to book repeat offenders under the National Security Act (NSA) and the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA), or initiate externment proceedings against them, wherever necessary.
While the NSA allows for preventive detention of suspects, the MCOCA was passed to combat organised crime and terrorism. Under externment proceedings, police can ensure that criminals do not create trouble by dislodging them from “their area”.