New Delhi: A suspected aide of gangster Chhota Shakeel was arrested from northeast Delhi's Jafrabad the police said on Wednesday.
The accused was carrying a reward of Rs 50,000 on his head.
Naseem alias Rizwan (28), a sharpshooter aide close aid of Shakeel, was in touch with the latter, who was giving directions to him to eliminate Pakistan-born Canadian writer Tarek Fatah, the police said.
The police were on the lookout for Naseem, a contract killer wanted in several cases.
On Tuesday, the police received a tip-off that Nasee would come to Jafrabad and a trap was laid accordingly.
When Naseem saw the police personnel, he tried to flee but was nabbed after a long chase, the police said.
A sophisticated pistol, four live cartridges and Rs 1.9 lakh in cash were seized from his possession, they added.
During interrogation, it came to light that Naseem was wanted by the Delhi Police's special cell in connection with an alleged conspiracy to kill Fatah.
The special cell had, in June, arrested Junai Chaudhary for his alleged involvement in the conspiracy to kill Fatah. Naseem was wanted in that case.
He was also involved in robbing a collection agent of businessman of Rs 10.6 lakh last month, the police said.
Naseem told his interrogators that he was in touch with Chhota Shakeel, said Deputy Commissioner of Police (north east AK Singla).
He was also supposed to meet a criminal called Munn Singh, through another criminal Rashid, who was lodged in the Bijnor Jail, he added.
Singh and Rashid had told Naseem that he would get crore of rupees if he eliminated certain high-profile personality in Andra Pradesh, the police said.
The accused also told the police that Shakeel had asked him to eliminate a person residing at Dwarka.
Updated Date: Nov 02, 2017 00:26 AM