A 28-year-old man who allegedly planned to harm a senior Tihar prison official to avenge the death of mobster Ankit Gujjar was arrested by a team from the Delhi Police Special Cell, officials said. Today.
The suspect has been identified as Satender alias Satte, a resident of Govindpuri. He is said to be a marksman and an active member of the Rohit Chaudhary gang in South Delhi, they said. He was involved in more than 20 criminal cases but was released on provisional bail in a case of murder of a rival gang member, police said.
Police said the accused had asked his associate to buy an AK-47 rifle to eliminate the deputy chief inspector of Tihar Prison and an audio clip of the conversation went viral.
Deputy Police Commissioner (special cell) Pramod Singh Kushwah said Satender was arrested from the outer ring road on August 17, and a .32 caliber semi-automatic pistol with six live ammunition was recovered from him.
“During the interrogation, it was revealed that Satender was an associate of gangster Ankit Gujjar, who died on Aug. 4 in central prison number 3 in Tihar Gujjar, which is located in Haryana, to avenge Ankit’s death,” he said.
In the alleged audio call, the suspect heard his associate tell them that owning an AK-47 rifle would give them more publicity and crime supremacy, police said.
After the audio clip went viral, technical surveillance began and the suspects were identified, police said, adding that efforts are underway to arrest his associate.