Amritsar, April 5
One of the most-wanted criminals of Amritsar, Rajan Mehta, alias Baba, has died due to Covid-19 in Bengaluru. A message regarding his death has gone viral on the social media.
Though the police have expressed ignorance over his death, Baba was at number three of the most-wanted list displayed on the official website of the Amritsar police.
According to the website, he has 18 criminal cases against him. The last FIR was registered against him in 2009. Since then he has been evading arrest. Among the cases registered against him include attempt to murder, extortion, fraud, theft and under the NDPS Act.
Sources said Baba was living with his family in Bengaluru and running a jewellery business. He had also visited foreign countries. — TNS
Will verify: Police
Deputy Commissioner of Police (Investigation) Mukhwinder Singh Bhullar said he was not aware about Rajan Mehta, alias Baba’s death and it would be verified. He added Baba’s record would be scrutinised.
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