IEP Chandigarh, October 31
Haryana Police has arrested the kingpin of cattle thieves’ gang of Uttar Pradesh region, who stole cattle from Haryana and Punjab areas, from Hisar district. A reward of Rs 25,000 was declared on his arrest.
Sharing the information here today, a Haryana Police spokesperson informed that the arrested accused had been identified as Arshad aka Data, a resident of Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh. The arrest of the accused has helped the police to solve many cases of buffalo theft registered in Hisar, Bhiwani, Jind, Hansi, Ambala, Panipat and Sonipat districts.
It has also been revealed that he along with his associates had stolen cattle from Bathinda, Rampura and Barnala areas in Punjab. He was arrested from Barwala bus stand after getting a secret input. Also, he has been found involved in 25 criminal cases registered in Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Punjab.
During preliminary interrogation, the accused confessed that after stealing the buffaloes, he sells them to cattle fairs and other places in Uttar Pradesh. The accused kept hiding in Himachal, Muzaffarnagar and Moradabad to evade arrest.
Three of his aides namely Gufraan, Dharmendra and Sajid, all natives of Uttar Pradesh with whom he used to steal cattle have already been arrested soon after the matter was reported to the police in 2019. The kingpin of the gang Arshad was absconding since then.
It was also revealed that during the theft, the accused have also committed incidents of murder and attempt to murder. On being chased by the police, the accused have also attacked the police parties and also hit the police vehicles. Gurfaan, already arrested in the case, is the brother of accused Arshad.