New Delhi: The Crime Branch of Delhi Police on Monday claimed to have arrested Salman Tyagi, one of the most wanted criminals of west Delhi who was externed from Delhi for two years along with his three associates.
Tyagi, 26, a resident of Hapur district in Uttar Pradesh, was arrested on Sunday along with his three associates from Dwarka area of west Delhi when the gang was allegedly going to commit a crime in their car, police said.
The police also recovered one sophisticated pistol, two magazines and six live cartridges from their possession.
Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime Branch) Ravindra Yadav in a statement said: “We received information regarding the gangster coming in the area. We laid a trap and arrested all the four criminals.”
“Tyagi even whipped out his loaded pistol and pointed it at the police in order to escape but the police team overpowered him,” the officer said.
Along with Tyagi, Parvej Shaukat aka Shakeel, 21, Rajjudin aka Anna, 30, and Somin aka Irshad, 40 were arrested.
According to a senior police officer, Tyagi is a “bad character” and was externed from Delhi in 2015 for two years. However, he again reorganized his gang and started taking protection money from the illegal satta operators in the area.
“Tyagi had created terror in West Delhi and no one dared to file a complaint against him,” the officer said.
According to police, nine cases of murder, attempt to murder, and rape were registered against Tyagi at various police stations.
A case has been registered against the arrested accused. Further investigation is on, police added.