The accused was wanted in numerous criminal cases in Delhi and UP Credit: Twitter

Imphal: A notorious gangster carrying a total reward of Rs 1.20 lakh for allegedly committing a series of crimes, including an attempt to murder and armed robbery in Delhi and Uttar Pradesh, was arrested from Manipur on Friday.

According to reports, the 29-year-old accused, identified as Rizwan alias Phool Miyan, a resident of Seelampur in Delhi, was the leader of a gang of robbers operating in the national capital and the adjoining areas.

The ring leader was on a run after his release from jail on bail in connection with a robbery case of 2015 wherein he and his associates robbed a man of Rs 15 lakh at gunpoint in Delhi’s Anand Vihar. Following his failure to appear in court for a hearing, non-bailable warrants were issued against him, reports said.

Both Delhi and UP police had declared a reward of Rs 50,000 and Rs 70,000, respectively — a total of Rs 1.20 lakh — on information leading to his arrest.

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“It was revealed that Rizwan and his associates had made Manipur their hideout and used to visit Delhi and UP to commit crimes and then go back to Manipur,” Pramod Singh Kushwah, deputy commissioner of police (special cell), said.

According to police, they received information a month ago in which it disclosed Rizwan and his associates were planning to commit crimes at trans-Yamuna areas. Following this, the police personnel were sent to Manipur who nabbed the accused from Imphal East. He had been in hiding for the past several months.

The report also said that during his hideouts in the state, Rizwan had met a local woman called Farida and has two sons.

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