Twenty-two rescued criminals operating in the National Capital Region were arrested and one, with about 65 cases against him, arrested in a joint operation of Noida, Ghaziabad and Delhi police, officials said Monday.
The action took place on Sunday evening during a special three-hour search campaign conducted by 120-140 police officers in the Khoda area, a neighborhood on the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border known as a shelter for criminals, they said.
“The ‘Operation Prahaar 2’ was a joint operation carried out on Sunday evening by the police forces of Ghaziabad, Delhi and Noida to track down some rescued criminals for their verification,” said police officer Ranvijay Singh.
“These criminals were active in Delhi NCR and many of them lived in the Khoda colony of Ghaziabad after which the operation was carried out by about 140 police officers led by some senior officers,” said Mr Singh.
According to a police statement, 22 such criminals were detained for further questioning during the trial, while one, identified as Durgesh, was arrested.
Durgesh has about 65 cases against him, police said.
Files containing details of such criminals are being prepared on behalf of police officer Alok Singh, and such operations will also be carried out in the future, the officials added.