The Vadodara Detection of Crime Department (DCB)on Monday nabbed Aslam Shaikh alias Bodiyo, the alleged chief of the Bichoo gang whose 26 members have been booked on January 20 within the first case in Vadodara below the Gujarat Management of Terrorism and Organised Crime (GCTOC) Act.
In accordance with DCB officers, Shaikh was nabbed from Chhuchhapura dargah in Bodeli in Chhota Udepur district early on Monday and will probably be formally arrested after the obligatory Covid-19 check.
Shaikh, and his shut aide, Shoaib Ali Saiyyed alias Bapu, have been nabbed from a raid round 2:30am on the dargah, the place he had sought asylum since his gang was booked below GCTOC and 15 of its members have been arrested.
The arrest of Shaikh and Saiyyed will take the full arrests to 17 and 9 others are nonetheless at massive.
The DCB has additionally sought particulars of properties registered within the identify of 26 gang members to establish these immovables that categorise as “proceeds of crime” to be connected below provisions of Part 18 of the GCTOC Act to crackdown on an “organised crime syndicate”.
Shaikh, who was earlier booked on 9 events below the Prevention of Anti-Social Actions (PASA) Act and is presently at massive, has 62 legal instances filed towards him since 1998.
The instances towards the gang members pertain to homicide, try to homicide, abduction and kidnapping, loot, extortion, dishonest, fraud and land-grabbing. The gang has been booked below Part three of the GCTOC Act which lays down punishment for organised crime and terrorist actions with loss of life or life imprisonment and a advantageous of Rs 10 lakh.