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Delhi Police arrests criminal wanted in 22 cases who escaped from custody 2 years ago

The Delhi Police has arrested a wanted criminal who had escaped from their custody two years ago. The accused, identified as Sandeep alias Dhillu Pahalwan, was arrested from Siliguri in West Bengal. (Representational Image)The Delhi Police has arrested a wanted criminal who had escaped from their custody two years ago. The accused, identified as Sandeep…

The Delhi Police has arrested a wanted criminal who had escaped from their custody two years ago. The accused, identified as Sandeep alias Dhillu Pahalwan, was arrested from Siliguri in West Bengal.

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The Delhi Police has arrested a wanted criminal who had escaped from their custody two years ago. The accused, identified as Sandeep alias Dhillu Pahalwan, was arrested from Siliguri in West Bengal.

A reward of Rs 2 lakh was declared for his arrest by the police.

Pahalwan had escaped with the help of his associates when he was taken to Maulana Azad Medical College in Delhi two years ago for a dental check-up.

In June, police got a tip-off that Pahalwan was hiding in Rajashtan and was frequently changing his hideouts, following which a team reached the state but by then, the accused had escaped, a senior police officer said.

Acting upon the information, a team led by Inspector Aditya Singh was sent to Rajasthan. However, after the team reached Alwar, it was learnt that Palawan has escaped from his hide out in Rajasthan and moved to some unknown place.

On July 5, the team got information that Pahalwan was hiding somewhere in Siliguri in West Bengal following which they reached there and arrested the accused on Wednesday evening from a market

The accused was associated with the Sunil Tillu gang of Tajpur, Delhi which had a rivalry with Jitender alias Gogi Gang, also of Delhi.

Pahalwan was involved in 22 cases of murder, extortion, dacoity, robbery and assault on police. He was arrested in 2013 and escaped from police custody on February 19, 2018 from Maulana Azad Medical College

After his dental check-up, while he was being taken to van, his associates had thrown chili powder in the eyes of police personnel and aided his escape.

In March 2018, Sandeep, along with his associates killed a rival gangster Monu outside Rohini Court on the direction of Sunil Tillu, who was lodged in a Delhi jail.

(WIth PTI inputs)

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