Delhi gangster acquitted in attempt to murder case

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New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) A Delhi court on Wednesday acquitted dreaded crime suspect Neeraj Bawana of trying to kill policemen in a 2015 shootout but convicted him for illegally possessing arms.

Additional Sessions Judge Reetesh Singh acquitted Bawana of the charges dealing with attempt to murder, obstructing, assaulting a public servant and deterring him while discharging his duty.

But the court convicted him for illegally possessing arms and fixed September 8 for hearing argument on the quantum of sentence. The court acquitted his associate Mohmmed Rashid of all charges.

Bawana, one of Delhi’s most dreaded criminals who ran extortion rackets targeting businessmen and was wanted in many cases of murder, was arrested on April 7 last year from Mundka in west Delhi.

Police alleged that the 28-year-old was arrested after he tried to escape by opening fire at a police team but was overpowered.

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Several other cases against him are pending in various courts of Delhi.



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