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Delhi’s ‘Most Wanted’ Gangster Majeet Singh Mahal Arrested

One of the 'most wanted' gangsters of Delhi, Majeet Singh Mahal was arrested by police on Thursday from South-West Delhi's Dwarka area

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New Delhi, December 9: One of the ‘most wanted’ gangsters of Delhi, Majeet Singh Mahal was arrested by police on Thursday from South-West Delhi’s Dwarka area. A 9 mm pistol with 52 live cartridges was seized from his possession.

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According to PTI, P S Kushwah, DCP(Special Cell) said, “Mahal was allegedly involved in about two dozen cases of extortion, murder, attempt to murder and Arms Act. He is wanted in two sensational murder cases including gunning down of ex-MLA Bharat Singh on March 2015 and killing of Sunil alias Doctor in December 2015.”

Delhi Police Commissioner declared a reward of Rs 50,000 on his arrest, the DCP said.

The officer said, “Special Cell was tracking Mahal for the past two days after specific input was received that he was roaming in Delhi-NCR area to procure sophisticated firearms to allegedly eliminate members of his rival Kishan Pehalwan gang.”

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Kushwah said, “Teams were deputed at Najafgarh, Dwarka, Gurgaon and Chattarpur to locate hideouts of the gangster and he was finally arrested around 1 pm while trying to meet an associate in Dwarka.”

The officer said, “Mahal along with his associates had allegedly gunned down ex-MLA Bharat Singh while attending a religious ceremony, in presence of scores of people, at Abhinandan Garden in Najafgarh on March 29 last year. Police had arrested some of the accused while Mahal and another main accused Hemant were absconding.”

Earlier in 2013, Mahal was arrested in connection with an attempt to murder one Dheerpal at B4 Chowk on Narela Road. However, he was released on bail and went into hiding after that.

In a case of criminal intimidation, Mahal’s name first came on police record registered at Inderpuri police station.

“After this he never looked back and entered deeper into the world of crime and became an active member of Balraj gang of his native village,” Kushwah said.

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He further added that after the death of Balraj he became head of the gang that was involved in several heinous crimes in Delhi NCR.

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After a large section of smartphone users in India saw a toll-free helpline number of UIDAI saved in their phone-books by default, Google issued a statement, saying its “internal review revealed that in 2014, the then UIDAI helpline number and the 112 distress helpline number were inadvertently coded into the SetUp wizard of the Android release given to OEMs for use in India and has remained there since”.

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“I’m digging into the code of the @Google SetupWizard app and I found that”.

“As far as I can see this object is not used in the current code, so there is no implications. This is just a poor coding practice in term of security,” he further tweeted.

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While the telecom industry denied any role in the strange incident, the UIDAI said that he strange incident, the UIDAI said that some vested interests were trying to create “unwarranted confusion” in the public and clarified that it had not asked any manufacturer or telecom service provider to provide any such facility.

Twitter was abuzz with the new development after a huge uproar due to Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) Chairman R.S. Sharma’s open Aadhaar challenge to critics and hackers.

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