Wanted woman involved in 113 crimes held in Delhi

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New Delhi : A woman gangster involved in 113 crime cases and counted among top five dreaded women criminals in Delhi was arrested early on Saturday, police said.

Basiran, 62, was called 'Mummy' or mother by her gang members. Her eight sons too are involved in heinous crime along with her, ranging from murder, contract killing, robbery, bootlegging, to snatching.

Basiran had shifted base to south Delhi from her native Rajasthan some 45 years ago and began to sell illicit liquor in slum areas and entered the world of crime through petty crime.

"Basiran was arrested on a tip-off from Sangam Vihar when she arrived there to meet her family. She was on the run for the past eight months in a case and was declared a Proclaimed Offender in May," Deputy Commissioner of Police Romil Baaniya said.

"Basiran told police that she and her gang members Aakash and Vikash had take a contract to kill an Uttar Pradesh native Miraz for Rs 60,000 from his stepsister Munni Begum. Munni took Miraz to Basiran's residence in Sangam Vihar on September 9, 2017, after which Aakash, Vikash, Neeraj and a teenager took Miraz to a forest area on the pretext of drinking liquor and strangled him. They later burnt the body," the DCP said.

Police came to know of the crime a week later when a person who had gone to the forest area to attend nature's call found the decomposed body.

Police arrested the teenager, who disclosed the involvement of others in the crime. Police arrested those involved in January 2018, but Basiran was evading arrest since them.

Basiran was declared a Proclaimed Offender by a court on May 25 and her residential property sealed as per the law.

The woman had control over some government borewells in Sangam Vihar and was running a water supply mafia too, involving her sons. One of them was even booked under the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act, 1999, the officer said.