A “most wanted criminal” from Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, was captured by the Delhi Police five years after he jumped parole, authorities announced on Sunday.
Vijay Pajalwan, 52, is implicated in 24 cases including the Arms Act, theft, criminal intimidation, attempted murder, and other offenses in the states of Gujarat, Maharashtra, Delhi, and Haryana. Authorities claim that a Rs 2 lakh reward was announced for information leading to his capture.
Pahalwan broke his two-day parole in April 2018.
Special Commissioner of Police (Crime) RS Yadav said that a squad from the Crime Branch was tasked with tracking down and capturing those who were sought in instances of horrifying crimes but were eluding arrest.
After Pahalwan’s whereabouts were discovered, a special team was sent to Jabalpur in order to capture him.
“In 2011, Pahalwan killed Raghuvir Singh, 69, who had been kidnapped from the Kishangarh neighborhood of Delhi. He brought the victim to Delhi’s Andheri Mor neighborhood, where he demanded that he reveal his scheme. He shot the victim when he refused, and then disposed of his corpse in a jungle close to DLF Phase-II in Gurugram, according to Yadav.