Sharpshooter of Ashok Pardhan-Neetu Dabodhiya gang arrested
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The accused has been Sikander alias Rohit, 27, a resident of Nangloi.
In accordance with police, the incident passed off after sant Akash Nath didn’t invite Sushil Dass, who additionally proclaims himself to be a sant of the Nath neighborhood, to a bhandara. Whereas Nath escaped unharmed, one in every of his devotees was injured after he was hit by the bullet.
“Final yr on February 13, Nath had organised a ‘bhandara’ in a temple at Rana Ji Enclave, Najafgarh and invited all of the close by sants of the Nath neighborhood. Dass, a resident of Baprola village, additionally proclaimed to be a sant of the Nath neighborhood, was not invited to the bhandara as a consequence of which he was not glad,” mentioned the official.
Sikander, together with Dass and others, had reached the temple and began arguing with Nath.
“Throughout the heated arguments, one Pradeep and Sikander took out pistols. Pradeep fired at Nath, however he narrowly escaped and one in every of his devotees sustained bullet damage. Thereafter, all of the accused ran away. Pradeep has been convicted in a homicide of a Delhi Police constable in 2011 in Ranhola the place the constable was killed over a land dispute,” mentioned the official.
“Police acquired a tip-off concerning Sikander following which a raid was carried out and he was intercepted in a automobile close to Chhawla drain by a police crew and nabbed,” mentioned a senior police official.
Sikender on March 22, 2017, alongside together with his associates Ashok Pradhan, Lalit Rathi and others shot lifeless Kala Aasodia in police custody within the courtroom advanced in Haryana’s Jhajjar in retaliation of killing of Ashok Pradhan’s brother by Kala Aasodia. He was beforehand concerned in three circumstances registered in Haryana and Delhi.
“Ashok Pradhan and Sikander had been planning to kill rival gangster Neeraj Bawania and his associates, who’re lodged in numerous jails, whereas they had been to be produced in courts with the intention to take revenge for the killing of their associates by the rival gang members,” mentioned the official.