Uttar Pradesh mafia don arrested in Rajasthan
The Uttar Pradesh Police Thursday arrested mafia don Sushil, alias 'Moonch', wanted in more than 40 cases ranging from extortions, contract killings and murders, from a shopping mall in Rajasthan.
Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order) Arun Kumar said Sushil, whose criminal activities ranged from Uttarakhand to Rajasthan and UP, carried a cash reward of Rs.one lakh.
An elite team of the state's special task force (STF) arrested Sushil in a late night swoop from outside the Pink Square Mall, Raja Park, in Adarshnagar area of Jaipur.
The mafia don, the police official said, was a "hard nut to crack" and was trailed for over six months that involved electronic surveillance and a 24x7 intelligence low down on him.
The police official said Sushil was by far the "most wanted criminal" of Uttar Pradesh and that he had built a huge empire of organised crime.
"Sushil has invested in real estate and other businesses and we plan to hire chartered accountants and top legal aides to take his case to a logical conclusion," Arun Kumar told IANS.
While no weapon was recovered from him at the time of arrest, police said they were working on the case and hoped to find a huge cache of automatic weapons.