Delhi Police arrests gangster Chota Shakeel’s aide Junaid Chowdhry

09 June 2017, 03:12 PM
Delhi Police
Delhi Police

Special Cell of Delhi Police has arrested Junaid Chowdhry, an aide of notorious gangster Chhota Shakeel on Thursday night in Delhi.

Junaid Chowdhry who was planning to target a high-profile person in the capital city was arrested from Wazirabad road in north-east Delhi, said Deputy Commissioner of Police (Special Cell) P S Kushwah.  

Junaid was planning to target controversial Pakistan-born Canadian writer Tarek Fateh.

He was earlier arrested last year in June along with three others with arms and hawala money sent by Shakeel. They had been planning to kill a Hindu Sabha chief Swami Chakrapani at that time. 

Chowdhry remained in jail for three-four months and was later released on bail.

He contacted Shakeel again but after his bail was cancelled and he was sent to Tihar. Later, he was again released on bail and once more got in touch with Shakeel.

Chowdhry then started carrying out the gangster’s Delhi-based activities. He is currently being interrogated. 

(With PTI Inputs)

First Published: Friday, June 09, 2017 08:16 AM
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