The Haryana police on Saturday claimed that State's most wanted criminal Kaushal has been arrested in Abu Dhabi of United Arab Emirates (UAE) by the local authorities on the request of the Indian Government. Haryana Police had approached the Union Home Ministry after which details were sent to the UAE via Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) and a lookout notice was issued by the Interpol.
Kaushal wanted in over 100 criminals cases carried a reward of Rs five lakh and is likely to be deported in two weeks, sources said.
Sources in the State police said an operation to arrest Kaushal had started in January 2019. A police team of Haryana Police had got in touch with Interpol in Dubai to collect more information about the dangerous criminal. The investigation team had kept a close watch on his movements and all his gang members operating from different parts of the state.
However, Gurugram police officials were tight-lipped over the issuer and refused to comment. Gurugram Commissioner of Police Mohammad Akil didn't respond to phone calls.
Kaushal had jumped parole after coming out of Bhondsi jail in December 2016 and had been absconding since then. The gangster was wanted in more than 200 alleged cases of extortion, murder, attempt to murder and kidnapping in Gurugram, Faridabad, Rewari, Jhajjar, Palwal and Rajasthan.
Gurugram Police has initiated an operation against Kaushal and his gang and managed to arrest over 20 people, including his girlfriend and wife who were also involved in criminal activities. It has around 250 members who were mostly engaged in extortion.
Kaushal is a notorious gangster of Gurugram involved in over 100 criminal cases including murder, attempt to murder, kidnapping, extortion and running betting rackets in Gurugram.
A native of Naharpur Rupa village in Gurugram, Kaushal was also involved in the murders of bookie Vijay Batra alias Tantrik, property dealer Jaydeep alias JD who was a former gangster, and Haryana Congress spokesperson Vikas Chaudhary in Faridabad.
Kaushal's wife Roshni was arrested by Special Investigation Team (SIT) headed by SP Bijarniya on June 29 in connection with the murder of Vikas Chaudhary. With her, the SIT also arrested the gangster's close aide Naresh alias Chand.
Kaushal's girlfriend Manisha was arrested from a house in Burari on June 4. Her arrest was possible after Gurugram Crime Branch managed to nab Rahul Dagar, Kaushal's cousin, at IGI airport on June 3. He had arrived from Dubai after meeting Kaushal.
A Special Investigation Team (SIT) of Haryana Police headed by Palwal SP Narender Bijarniya, Sanjay Singh, DCP, crime branch, Faridabad, Narender Chauhan, crime branch inspector and Anand Yadav played a crucial role in tracing Kaushal's location in Abu Dhabi from where he was arrested by the local police with the help of Interpol.
Sources in the state police said they are waiting for a written confirmation from their counterparts in Dubai and the extradition could take about two weeks after all legal formalities are completed to bring the criminal back to the country.