New Delhi-In a serious breakthrough, the Crime Branch of the Delhi Police has efficiently busted three extortion modules operated by infamous gangs led by Goldy Brar, Larwence Bishnoi, Kala Jhatedi and Sampat Nehra.
The arrest of eight folks linked to those felony syndicates had been made, revealing a world community concerned in luring juveniles for gang actions and utilizing the extorted cash for luxurious existence and investments in international nations.
Addressing a press convention, Special Commissioner of Police (Crime) Ravindra Singh Yadav mentioned that this worldwide crime syndicate had been working throughout Delhi-NCR, Punjab, Chandigarh, Haryana and Rajasthan.
The syndicate had developed a refined and complicated modus operandi, making it troublesome for regulation enforcement businesses to trace their international funds. Each member had well-defined roles and tasks throughout the extortion rackets, displaying a excessive stage of professionalism.
The syndicate’s middlemen focused rich people, similar to bookies, gamblers, actual property sellers, builders, land grabbers, and jewellers, primarily based on their monetary standing and paying capability.
“Once the targets were selected, the gang would make demands through phone calls, letters, or visits, using various means to intimidate and threaten them. The extorted funds were then transferred abroad through Hawala channels, ” mentioned Yadav.
To escalate their ways, the gang recruited juveniles from the agricultural areas of Haryana, Rajasthan, or Delhi, aged between 15 and 20 years. These immature youths had been enticed by the attract of being gang members and had been contacted via Internet-based companies.
“They were given instructions to reach specific locations and were provided with weapons and logistical support by masked or fake identity individuals, ” mentioned Yadav.
The newly recruited members had been assigned the duty of conducting surveillance on the goal’s residence or workplace.
“After completing the surveillance, they were instructed to carry out acts of intimidation, such as firing at windows, doors, or ceilings, to scare the victims into paying the extortion amount. Following the task, the recruits were moved to changing locations to avoid detection before being assigned a new assignment, ” mentioned the Special CP.
The whole operation functioned easily, with no communication between totally different elements of the syndicate.
“The handler, operating from abroad using international members, coordinated with various gang members, including recruiters, logistics providers, and shooters. The syndicate frequently changed phones, SIM cards, and locations to evade law enforcement, ” mentioned the official.
The extorted funds had been collected and held in protected havens overseas, utilizing escape routes such because the “donkey” or mule route.
The police’s crackdown on the extortion modules started after an incident on April 23, 2023, when 5 rounds had been fired at a home in Hari Nagar Ashram.
Following the incident, a case was registered primarily based on eyewitness testimony, revealing a sequence of threatening calls and messages, with the sender claiming himself as gangster Anmol Bishnoi (brother of Lawrence) and demanding an extortion quantity of Rs two crore. Subsequently, a separate case was registered after one other firing incident occurred at an adjoining home.
Through cautious evaluation of CCTV footage and monitoring the motion of the alleged people, the police had been in a position to establish the shooters who belonged to village Kilori in Churu, Rajasthan.
“The team focused on village Kilori and succeeded in identifying two juvenile shooters. Both shooters had joined the gang and left the village, and had not returned. After a long meticulous exercise at nearby areas, the team succeeded in locating their hideouts. A raid was conducted at a PG house in Sirsa, Haryana. It was revealed that the other two accused had left the PG house a few days ago, ” mentioned the official.
“Acting upon the secret information, a trap was laid at Dhaula Kuan, Delhi and they were intercepted. The police party signalled them to surrender but one of them took out the pistol and tried to resist the police team. The police team overpowered all of them. They were interrogated and identified. One of them was major Harain alias Devil, a resident of Rajkot Gujarat and remaining two were found (juveniles). All of them disclosed the sequence of event leading to the firing incident of Sunlight Colony, ” mentioned the official
On interrogation, they revealed that the accused had been in touch with gangster Anmol Bishnoi, who had tasked them to open fireplace on the home of a Sardar to place him in worry.
The Crime Barnch’s identical staff additionally busted one other extortion racket of the identical gang by arresting two sharpshooters of Naresh Sethi gang, after a short encounter in Delhi’s Mundka space.
The accused had been recognized as Sameer (18), a resident of Sampla, Rohtak, Haryana and a juvenile.
The third module was busted after police arrested three folks from Rohini and recovered 4 pistols together with 19 bullets in Delhi’s Rohini space.
The accused had been recognized as Sunny alias Prince (19), Ashu alias Parvesh (20) and Parveen alias Shiv alias Sunny (25).
On interrogation, it was revealed that the trio had been appearing upon the instructions of jailed accused Priyavart alias Kala, one other infamous gangster of this syndicate.
“From inside the jail, Priyavart contacted the arrested accused Prince and tasked him to eliminate his partner, a resident of village Qutubgarh. He also tasked him to create terror and fire gun shots at an electronics showroom situated at his village Qutabgarh to extort money from its owner.”
It was additionally revealed that the arrested accused individuals got here in touch with the kingpins, Virender Pratap alias Kala Rana, Rohit Godara and Goldy Brar of this syndicate.
“Rohit Godara and Goldy Brar told them to reach the DDU Hospital, near Tihar Jail and at Gurugram, Haryana to collect more arms and ammunition and tasked them with details of other victims to be targeted one by one. Priyavart disclosed that in 2015, he along-with his partner got the tender to collect cash from MCD toll from vehicles, but meanwhile he was jailed, therefore, his partner did not give his full share of collection to Priyavart from the toll business and so he wanted to eliminate his partner, ” mentioned the official.