Delhi ex-MLA Shokeen, gangster chargesheeted under MCOCA

New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) Delhi Police on Thursday filed a charge sheet against jailed gangster Neeraj Bawana, former Delhi legislator Rambeer Shokeen and eight others under the stringent Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) for allegedly running an organised crime syndicate.

The charge sheet was filed before Additional Sessions Judge Neena Bansal Krishna, who posted the matter for further hearing on September 24.

The charge sheet filed by the special cell of Delhi Police named Bawana, Shokeen and eight others as accused.

Shokeen is on the run, and was declared proclaimed offender by the court last week.

Bawana was arrested on April 7 from west Delhi’s Mundka area and is in judicial custody with eight other accused.

The other eight accused are — Pankaj Sehrawat, Sunil Rathi, Rahul Dabas, Naveen Dabas alias Bali, Naveen Hooda alias Bhanja, Amit Malik alias Bhura and Gurpreet Singh and Deepak Dabas alias Deepa.

The charge sheet said all the accused were running a crime syndicate which was extorting money and committing murders, land grabbing and settling property disputes, all aimed at pecuniary benefits.

It said it was also established that members of the crime syndicate regularly travelled long distances by road to various parts of India, stayed in good hotels and enjoyed a lavish lifestyle.

The expenses for purchasing arms and ammunition, travelling, mobile phones, internet connections, hotel stay and other daily expanses were incurred from extortion money collected from businessmen, it said.

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