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Ex-MLA Rambeer Shokeen sent to 5 days police custody

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

A today sent former Rambeer Shokeen, who has been chargesheeted along with alleged gangster Neeraj Bawana and others in a case under MCOCA, to five days police custody.

Additional Sessions Judge Rakesh Pandit sent Shokeen to custody of Police after he was produced before the court, saying that his custodial interrogation is required to unearth the larger conspiracy.

Shokeen, who was declared a proclaimed offender by the on August 26 last year, was apprehanded on November 27 by the police.

In February this year, a had denied anticipatory bail to the accused, saying there was incriminating evidence showing he had played an active role in a crime syndicate.

The Special Cell of Police had chargesheeted 10 persons, including Neeraj and Shokeen, for alleged offences punishable under the Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) provisions.

Besides Neeraj and Shokeen, the police has chargesheeted Neeraj's elder brother Pankaj Sehrawat and other arrested members of the syndicate -- Sunil Rathi, Amit Malik alias Bhura, Naveen Dabas, Rahul Dabas, Naveen Hooda, Deepak Dabas and Gurpreet Singh in the case.

The police, which had named 163 persons as prosecution witnesses in the case, claimed that these accused were involved in several criminal cases.

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First Published: Thu, December 01 2016. 17:48 IST