STF arrests wanted criminal in Gurugram

Gurugram, Aug 18 (IANS) The Haryana Special Task Force (STF) arrested a wanted criminal with Rs 1 lakh bounty on his head along with his accomplice after a brief exchange of fire, the STF Deputy Inspector General said on Saturday.

The accused, Moninder alias Monu, is a resident of Gurugram’s Tiger village.

STF DIG B. Satheesh Balan said 18 cases are registered against Monu, which include murder, attempt to murder, robbery and other crimes.

Balan said acting on a tip-off, Inspector Surender Kumar and his team set up a barricade in Sector 34 near Delhi-Gurugram expressway late on Friday night.

When the vehicle, in which the alleged criminals were travelling, was signaled to stop by the police team, they opened fire on the STF team.

Balan said the two were arrested after a brief exchange of fire.

Monu received a bullet injury in his leg.

Three pistols and cartridges were recovered from the arrested.

Monu’s accomplice was identified as Udham alias Bacchi, a resident of Rahimpur Village in Haryana’s Palwal district.