New Delhi, Oct 30: A criminal belonging to the notorious Mewati gang, named after the district in Haryana to which many of them belong, has been arrested in connection with the murder of a Delhi Police constable, an officer said Wednesday.
Baddan was arrested Oct 26 from West Bengal, where he had fled along with his family to evade the law.
He carried a reward of Rs.10,000 on his head, police said.
Baddan was arrested for killing constable Naresh, who was posted at Bharat Nagar police station in south Delhi on the intervening night of May 17-18, 2012.
He admitted that he was involved in several thefts of cattle, as well as other crimes in Delhi and National Capital Region (NCR), police said.
“On the fateful night, Baddan, along with his associates, was returning in their mini truck with stolen cattle. They were intercepted by the constable, who was on patrol duty with another constable. In a bid to escape, Baddan rammed his truck into the constable’s vehicle, leading to his death,” the official said.
Baddan’s associates have already been arrested.