Jamshedpur, Feb 28: A joint team of police officials from Uttar Pradesh and Jamshedpur arrested gangster Akhilesh Singh’s close aide Kanhaiya Singh on Monday night.
Kanhaiya Singh was arrested at Kanpur railway station at around 9 pm while he was waiting for a train along with his wife and children. The police team from Jamshedpur is presently arranging for the arrested criminal’s transit remand to steel city.
A resident of Bagbera, Kanhaiya Singh was wanted in connection with several cases. He used to extort money from businessmen and traders on behalf of the gangster, Akhilesh Singh who is presently lodged in the Dumka Central Jail.
Police had earlier arrested Kanhaiya Singh’s nephew Amit Singh along with another person. During the interrogation and scanning of Amit’s smartphone, the police could know about the details of Kanhaiya Singh’s ticket reservation and his travel plan. Then only the police planned with the Uttar Pradesh police to nab him at the Kanpur railway station itself.
The don stepped into the crime world by abducting the mobile merchant Om Prakash Kabra on July 21, 2001. After his name figured in the Kabra abduction case, he surrendered in the court on August 6, 2001. He fled the judicial custody on February 18, 2002. He was arrested from Varanasi on October 7, 2004. On September 2, 2007, he was granted parole for attending his ailing mother.
A police official said that they want to give a message that no one can become rich by running a racket of extortion. He said that several close associates who used to help Akhilesh in perpetuating the extortion racket, notorious criminals have already been taken into custody for interrogation.
The gangster also possesses more than 20 such heavy vehicles and luxury cars which ply in Kolkata and Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh. Police sources revealed that the gangster had tied a nuptial knot with a girl, Garima, who hails from Lucknow. The gangster also bought a flat costing Rs 1 crore at Dwarka in New Delhi.