Delhi Police have slapped Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) against former Mundka MlA Rambir Shokeen for his alleged involvement in running an extortion syndicate with his nephew and Delhi’s most wanted criminal Neeraj Bawana. Senior officials of Delhi Police Special Cell told The Pioneer that he was booked under the stringent provisions of MCOCA and will also be declared a proclaimed offender.
Shokeen had won as an Independent candidate in 2013 Assembly elections. MCOCA, 1999 is law enacted by Maharashtra State in 1999 to combat organised crime and terrorism and the same was extended to Delhi by the Atal Bihari Vajpayee Government.
During the investigation launched by the Special Cell after the arrest of Neeraj Bawana on April 6, Shokeen was found to be involved in criminal activities, including extortions and robberies. Neeraj Bawana had revealed that his maternal uncle Shokeen used to provide him the logistics and financial support in running the criminal activities.
Bawana, who had let loose a reign of terror in the Outer Delhi and Haryana had carried a bounty of Rs1 lakh on his head and was wanted in over 40 cases of murder, attempt to murder and extortion in Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab and Uttarakhand.
Soon after his arrest, police also claimed to have zeroed in on Naveen Bali, Amit Bhura, Sunil Rathi, Pankaj Bawana and Gurpreet. They all were the members of Neeraj Bawana gang and were later arrested in the cases of murder, robberies and extortions. All are in the custody of special cell and already facing charges under the MCOCA.
A senior officer said that they have collected evidence against Shokeen and will move court for declaring him a proclaimed offender. The Special Cell had summoned Shokeen twice in the past to join the probe. As of now, he is on the run. Sources said that the police have also planned to attach his properties as he was on run and untraceable.