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Ex-Mundka MLA Rambir Shokeen arrested

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Former Mundka Rambir Shokeen has been arrested under charges for his alleged involvement in an organised crime syndicate headed by his nephew and gangster Niraj Bawana, police said today.

Shokeen, who was an Independent MLA, was caught by Special Cell of Police from a school in Rama Vihar in Karala on last evening, a senior police officer said.

He was charge-sheeted last year under the provisions of stringent Control of Organised Crime Act (MCoCA) for his alleged involvement in the crime syndicate active in south west which is headed by Neeraj Bawana, who is presently in lodged in a jail.

He was declared a Proclaimed Offender by the on August 26 last year and a reward of Rs 1 lakh was announced on his arrest.

In Apirl last year, police had recovered an AK-47 and an SLR rifle allegedly from his property in outer Delhi's Bawana area on the instance of his nephew Neeraj Bawana.

Police said the weapons were looted from police on December 16, 2014 by Niraj who played an active role in arranging the escape of another criminal, Amit Malik alias Bhura from police custody.

The plot to free Bhura was allegedly hatched at Shokeen's office and after Bawana returned with the looted AK-47, it was the former who allegedly advised him to bury the weapons at his property, said the officer.

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First Published: Mon, November 28 2016. 21:48 IST