Gurgaon, Sep 2 (IANS) Gurgaon gangster Sandeep Gadoli, who was allegedly killed in a staged gun fight by Haryana Police crime branch team in Mumbai on February 7, was cremated on Friday in his native village here.
After a seven-month wait for justice, Gadoli’s family on Thursday finally claimed his body, which had been lying in Mumbai’s JJ Hospital morgue since his death.
The body was flown to Delhi and later brought to village Gadoli, near Gurgaon, in an ambulance and cremated.
Gadoli’s 72-year-old ailing mother, sister Sudesh Kataria and brother Kuldeep Singh said they will continue to fight for justice as Gurgaon police had murdered Gadoli on the behest of rival gangster Binder Gujjar, who is in Gurgaon jail.
The slain gangster’s mother had been asking about Sandeep for a long time.
Since his death, the family had lied to her and she only knew that her son was injured and unconscious.
A team of eight Gurgaon policemen headed by Sub-Inspector Pradhuman Yadav had reportedly barged into a ground floor room of Mumbai’s Airport Metro Hotel in Andheri on February 7, where Gadoli had checked in.
He was there with another accused and his alleged girlfriend, Divya Pahuja.
During investigation, Mumbai Special Investigation Team (SIT) found that Gadoli was not armed when the accused policemen killed him in the hotel room.
Pahuja’s role in the case was of passing information to her mother Sonia Pahuja about Gadoli’s whereabouts.
Sonia in her turn informed another wanted-accused in the case, Manoj Gujjar — Gadoli’s rival Binder Gujjar’s brother.
Manoj then informed the Gurgaon police team who allegedly shot dead the gangster in the hotel room.
The SIT had informed the Supreme Court in May of having altered the original sections, and having invoked the charges of murder, destruction of evidence, punishment for false evidence, giving false information to public servant, conspiracy along with relevant sections of the Arms Act against the five Gurgaon policemen and three others involved.
Mumbai police had arrested a few policemen involved in the staged gun battle, including Sub-Inspector Pradhuman Yadav, who led the police team.
Divya and her mother Sonia Pahuja were also arrested.