A juvenile was apprehended on Thursday for allegedly firing at a toll tax employee in a case of mistaken identity last month in southwest Delhi’s Jaffarpur Kalan, the police said.
On October 20, Amar Singh (24) an employee at the Daurala Toll Tax was shot at by three motorcycle-borne persons.
The investigation focused on members of the Nandoo, Manjit Mahal, Neeraj Bawania and Rajesh Bawania gangs as these were active in the border areas, said Shibesh Singh, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Southwest).
During investigation, 50 to 75 people were interrogated and details of motorcycles similar to the one driven by the accused were obtained from the Transport Authority, the officer said.
It emerged that Rajesh Bawania, who is currently in jail, had asked his henchmen to recruit teenagers and kill Vikram alias Katia, an alleged associate of a rival gang, he said.
In the process, the accused fired on the toll tax employee in a case of mistaken identity, the officer said.
Subsequently, the three accused, including two juveniles were identified, the police said.
One of the juveniles was apprehended on Thursday from the Delhi-Sonipat border and a country-made pistol used in the incident was seized from him.
The other accused, a juvenile, is already lodged in a children’s home in connection with an attempt to murder case.
During interrogation, it emerged that the gangsters lodged in different jails are recruiting youngsters, preferably minors, to carry out their operations, said the DCP.
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