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Wanted criminal carrying reward of Rs 50000 arrested in Ghaziabad

Ghaziabad: In the series of its achievements, Samachar Plus's most popular programme "WANTED" has gained a great breakthrough in its sole-aim of making "India a crime-free nation' after the dreaded criminal, carrying a reward of Rs. 50000 on his head, was arrested by Uttar Pradesh's special task force from Ghaziabad on Sunday night.

The accused, Devendra alias Debu, wanted in several cases of murder, loot, extortion and kidnappings was arrested by Ghaziabad police at Shamli area here after a brief encounter, police said today.

In the year 2008, Debu, a former Delhi Police constable, had looted Rs. 25 lakh from an ICICI Bank branch located in Kaushambhi and since then he was absconding. Apart from this, the notorious criminal was wanted in over 18 cases of murder, extortion, dacoity and kidnappings and carries a reward of Rs 50,000 on his head, police said.

According to police, Devender Singh, a resident of Saidpur village, had several cases registered against him in UP. He was sacked from Delhi Police in 2002 after he robbed a jeweller in Ghaziabad.

Acting on a tipoff, police laid a trap for the accused near Shastri Nagar.

"Police had received a tipoff that Devender would come to Ghaziabad to strike a property deal. A police team led by DSP Raj Kumar Mishra laid a trap for the accused near Shastri Nagar," said Ajay Sahdev, Additional SP of the STF.

As per Sahdev, when the police team noticed Devender walking in the area, they asked him to surrender, but he fired two rounds and tried to flee. The police team retaliated and overpowered him within minutes. A pistol, four live cartridges, four empty cartridges, cash, a driving licence and a mobile phone were recovered from the accused, he added.

Police said during interrogation, Devender revealed he was selected as a constable in Delhi Police in 1989. He confessed to committing his first robbery in 1997 to make a quick buck. He committed two more robberies in 1998, after which he was suspended from the force.

So far, Samachar Plus's mega-show "WANTED" has successfully helped Uttar Pradesh Police to nab the notorious criminals which includes, Monu Pahadi with a reward of Rs 50,000, Bhura carrying Rs 12 lakh reward, Surender Singh alias Dhara with reward of Rs 85,000, Joginder Singh alias Jugla carrying Rs 50,000 reward, Sukram Pal with Rs 2 lakh reward on their heads, Pankaj aka Bhola. While two most dreaded criminals Rahul Khatta and Anil Khera with Rs 2 lakh reward each on their heads were killed in police encounter.

This is the eleventh consecutive success for Samachar Plus and with all its dedication and fearless aim, it is moving ahead to achieve its sole aim of making India safe for its citizens.

The 'WANTED' programme in Samachar Plus has shown the criminal history of Devendra alias Debu. The programme is being directed and anchored by 'Praveen Sahni'- the man whose sole aim is to make India crime-free. Mr. Praveen is also the Éxecutive Editor' of Samachar Plus News Channel.

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