In a joint operation with the Special Task Force (STF), Bihar and a team of Southern Range (SR) of Delhi Police Special Cell arrested a gangster cum extortionist Vikas Jha in New Delhi. One semi-automatic pistol and live cartridges have been recovered from his possession. According to the police, 25-year-old Jha alias, Kalia is a sharpshooter of a gang of Sitamarhi district in Bihar. He is a wanted criminal in more than 15 cases of murder, attempt to murder, extortion, threatening, assault in Bihar.
Delhi: In a joint operation with the STF (Bihar), a team of Southern Range (SR) of Delhi Police Special Cell has arrested a gangster cum extortionist namely Vikas Jha. 1 semi-automatic pistol of .32 and 7 live cartridges recovered from him. pic.twitter.com/EhifZ7pdhz— ANI (@ANI) October 18, 2019
In an official statement, PS Kushwah, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Delhi Special Cell said, "He is one of the most wanted and dreaded criminals of Bihar who has escaped police custody three times so far. Jha has been arrested during the intervening night of October 16 and 17 from Rajdhani Park, Nangloi, Delhi. Police have recovered one semi-automatic pistol of .32 and 7 live cartridges from his possession." He added, "Accused is a highly dreaded and most notorious member of Santosh Jha gang in Bihar. He is wanted in a number of heinous cases of murder. attempt to murder. extortion, threatening. assault. hurt, arms act in Bihar."
Southern Range (SR) of Special Cell, New Delhi had information that Jha is wanted in several killings and other heinous cases like extortion, threatening to contractors, engineers, builders and other wealthy persons in Bihar is hiding in West Delhi. It was also revealed that he is involved in many broad day shootouts, contract killings with AK-47 and cases of extortions from contractors or engineers in Bihar. A case under the Arms Act has been registered against him and investigation is underway.
On October 17, the leader of an infamous gang was arrested by the police after an exchange of fire, which left the leader injured. According to a statement released by the Delhi Police, the incident took place in the early hours of Thursday, October 17. A team of special cell officers under the supervision of Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Lalit Mohan and ACP Hridaya Bhushan executed the operation with took place near the Dwarka metro station in Delhi.
The leader of the infamous Tewatia gang, Prince Tewatia was shot in the leg during the exchange of fire, however, his partner in crime, Pramod managed to escape from the spot. Prince Tewatia had skipped parole and is reportedly an accused in over half a dozen cases which include murder and attempts to murder in the Delhi-National Capital Region (NCR). Tewatia was also allegedly running an extortion racket in the southern zone of Delhi, according to the statement.
(With ANI inputs)