Most Wanted J’khand don held in G’gram

| | Gurugram

In a major breakthrough, a joint team of Gurugram Police and Jamshedpur Police arrested Jamshedpur’s (Jharkhand) most wanted gangster Akhilesh Singh after a brief encounter on Wednesday. Three rounds of fire were exchanged between both sides. Akhilesh Singh has 56 criminal cases registered against him that includes 10 cases of murder. He has a bounty of Rs 5 Lakh on his head.

Police have also arrested his wife Garima Singh, who created quite a scene during his arrest from the guest house. An Endeavour car and one countrymade pistol along with one magazine were recovered from his possession.

Following a tip-off, police raided the guest house in Sushant Lok-1 area, where the gangster was staying. During the encounter, Akhilesh was hit by bullets fired by the police team.

According to police, a team of Jamshedpur Police informed the Gurugram Police that dreaded criminal Akhilesh had come to stay in Sushant Lok area. Soon after the information, Gurugram Police lead by Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime) Sumit Kuhar and Jamshedpur Superintendent of police (Rural) Phrabhat Kumar raided the area and arrested Singh.

“Akhilesh (38) a resident of Jamshedpur and a policeman’s son had entered the world of crime in 2002. This gangster from Jharkhand’s Jamshedpur city has immovable properties in several cities of Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Uttarakhand and Madhya Pradesh,” said Jamshedpur Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Anup T Mathew.

“Though the value of the said properties is still being examined, a rough estimation put their value to be around Rs 50 crore,” the SSP, said. He said they have referred the matter to the Enforcement Directorate to investigate the money laundered by him in purchasing the properties.

“The documents related to his property are still being scanned and verified. During the probe, police have also come to know that he owned immovable properties in cities like Ranchi, Jamshedpur, Jabalpur, Noida, Greater Noida, Dehradun and Gurugram,” he added.

Akhilesh Singh is a notorious gangster whose influence is spread across several cities of Jharkhand, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh. He was involved in high profile murder cases. Police claimed, he came to fore when he killed Jamshedpur’s jailor Uma Shankar Pandey in 2002. He was convicted in the said case and sentenced to life imprisonment.

“Akhilesh started collecting huge extortion money named ‘Gunda Tax’ from  businessmen of Jamshedpur and other cities. His gang name was ‘A Company’ and around 50 accomplices work for his gang. Singh fled from Jharkhand while he was on bail,” Jamshedpur Superintendent of police (Rural) Phrabhat Kumar, said.

“Recently, he along with a henchman killed a businessman-turned-politician, Upendra Singh, inside the Jamshedpur court premises. He had also attacked a Judge who had given life imprisonment in jailor’s murder case,” he said.

“It is a major achievement of both State’s police teams. Akhilesh  Singh was a wanted criminal in Jharkhand. It is being investigated whether he has any connection with Gurugram. A case has been registered against him under relevant Sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC),” said Commissioner of Gurugram police Sandeep Khirwar.



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