DELHI : On 16.1.2022, a team of Interstate Cell, Crime Branch, Chanakyapuri has arrested Lalit Kumar @ Neetu, a kingpin of Well Organized Crime Syndicate ‘Satta’, who was a declared proclaimed offender and had a reward of Rs. 50,000/- in case FIR No. 1227/2015 u/s- ¾, PS Bhajanpura, Delhi. He has previously involved in a similar case of PS Model Town Distt. Ludhiana Punjab.
Lalit Kumar @ Neetu S/o Late Roshan Lal Verma R/o H. No. A- 50, East Uttam Nagar, New Delhi Age- 39 years.
On 27.11.2015, A case u/s 3 MCOC Act was registered vide FIR No. 1227/15, at PS Bhajanpura after thorough preliminary enquiry against a well organized crime Syndicate being run by the accused persons namely Roshan Lal Verma, Amarnath Bajaj, Yogeshwar Dayal Sharma and their other associates, after getting the mandatory approval u/s 23(1) of MCOC Act from Joint CP/ Eastern Range, for registration of case as per the provision of MCOC Act.
During investigation of the case accused Roshan Lal Verma had made disclosure statement in which he named his son Lalit Verma, as one of the active partner in running of the criminal Syndicate. Accused Amar Nath Bajaj also disclosed the name of the accused Lalit Verma in his disclosure statement as active partner in day to day affairs of their Syndicate. He disclosed that after arrest of most of the members of their syndicate, he along with Lalit Verma and Purushottam was managing the work of Satta.
The kingpins & their other associates used to earn huge profits from this Organised Crime Syndicate and they were doing this work without any difficulty as they were getting Protection from D. P. Yadav. The Mafia don D. P. Yadav used to provide them shelter and harboured this syndicate.
During course of the investigation, efforts were made to search & apprehend the accused Lalit Verma but he was deliberately evading his arrest and did not turn up to join the investigation. Hence, after due process of law, Ld. Special Judge after analysing evidences incriminating against him was pleased to issue NBW and thereafter also proclamation proceedings against the accused and after its proper execution he was declared a proclaimed offender vide order dated 16.01.2017.
After that a reward of Rs. 50,000/- was declared on his arrested by the competent authority vide order No. 1640/CR-RC/NED, dated 01.03.2017.
Now, a secret tip off was received that accused Lalit Verma @ Neetu is hiding himself at somewhere in Himachal Pradesh and managing the day to day affairs of their illegal business of ‘Statt’ from there only and also comes to Delhi occasionally.
On the above information, a dedicated team of Insp. Satendra Mohan was deployed to work on further information about the exact place of stay of the wanted criminal. During this course the team gathered information and zeroed on the movement of the wanted & rewarded criminal Lalit Verma @ Neetu that he would come at his permanent residence i.e. A- 50, East Uttam Nagar, Delhi on 16.01.2022.
Accordingly a dedicated team of Staff of ISC/ Crime, Chankyapuri including Insp. Satendra Mohan, SI Kamal Kumar, SI Rakesh Kumar, SI Surender Rana, SI Imran Khan, SI Mintu Singh, ASI Gulab Singh, ASI Ramesh Kumar, & Ct. Naveen Kumar, under the supervision of Umesh Barthwal, ACP/ISC and overall supervision of Ms. Monika Bhardwaj, DCP/ISC was constituted.
After that the recce of the surrounding area was done and at about 9:30PM, when the accused Lalit Kumar came to his house, he was apprehended after a short scuffle as he was trying to flee from there after seeing the police party.
The accused Lalit Verma was previously involved in case FIR No. 109/10 u/s 420,467,468,471,120B IPC & 13 A Gambling Act, PS Model Town Ludhiana, Punjab, in which he was also declared PO for not appearing in the court during trial. Hence, he is involved with the syndicate of organized crime since 2010.
During interrogation, accused Lalit Verma @ Neetu disclosed that since 2006, he was associated with his father in the illegal business of ‘Satta’. In year 2015, his father was arrested by the Delhi Police in MCOCA case in FIR No. 1227/2015 PS Bhajanpura, Delhi and police also raided their addresses in search of him. Post arrest of his father, he took over the entire Syndicate and used to run this Syndicate while hiding himself. Earlier, he came to know that he had got been declared Proclaimed Offender by the police from the Court. He further disclosed that from this business he earned more than 100 crores and with the help of this crime proceed he owned a number of properties across the country, besides several vehicles.