New Delhi: The Special Task Force of Haryana arrested most-wanted gangster from the Indira Gandhi International Airport in the early hours of Monday, police said.
Police had issued a Red Corner Notice against him eight months ago.
Kaushal, a fugitive gangster of Gurugram involved in over 100 criminal cases including murder, attempt to murder, kidnapping, extortion and running betting rackets, was arrested while he was trying to board another flight.
Several smartphones and sim cards were recovered from his possession.
A native of Naharpur Rupa village in Gurugram, Kaushal was also involved in the murders of bookie Vijay Batra alias Tantrik, property dealer Jaydeep alias JD, and Haryana Congress spokesperson Vikas Chaudhary in Faridabad.
Kaushal had personally demanded extortion from them. They were killed by his men after they refused to pay up.
Earlier, Gurugram Police initiated an operation against Kaushal and his gang and managed to arrest over 20 people, including his girlfriend and wife who was also allegedly involved in criminal activities.
Crime Branch officials also recovered two diaries from them containing names and phone numbers of 300 people who were their targets and who regularly paid extortion to the gang.
Kaushal’s wife Roshni was arrested by Special Investigation Team (SIT) headed by Superintendent of Police Bijarniya on June 29 in connection with murder of Vikas Chaudhary. With her, the SIT also arrested the gangster’s close aide Naresh alias Chand.
Kaushal’s girlfriend Manisha was arrested from a house in Burari on June 4. Her arrest was possible after Gurugram Crime Branch managed to nab Rahul Dagar, Kaushal’s cousin, at IGI airport on June 3. He had arrived from Dubai after meeting Kaushal.
Kaushal reportedly demanded an extortion sum of Rs 1 crore from Chaudhary which the latter had refused. Kaushal wanted to send a strong warning as a threat to others and hence killed Chaudhary. Vijay Batra and Jaydeep were also killed in a similar fashion.
Kaushal used to send voice messages to his targets who were paying him extortion. He also threatened them with dire consequences citing the murders of Chaudhary and others.
He had also tried to extort Rs four crore from a Gurugram liquor trader and another Rs four crore from a liquor contractor of Ballabhgarh in Faridabad.