Police killing gangster arrested after shootout

Sonu Dariyapur, absconding since 2009, had Rs 5L bounty for his capture

Latest News
Police killing gangster arrested after shootout
1. At 5 am a policeman deployed at Singhu Border informed that Dariyapur was seen in a white i20 car heading towards Delhi2. Police team gets into action and barricades the main GT Road leading towards Narela Industrial Area. 3 & 4. Police identify the car and ask him to surrender. But Dariyapur takes out his pistol and fires two rounds, before being caught.


Four months ago, a residential area of west Delhi, Mianwali Nagar, witnessed mayhem on its roads, when hitmen riding bikes and carrying automatic weapons rained bullets upon a sedan. The fallout — a known gangster Monu Dariyapur, his aide Arun, and an Assistant Sub Inspector, deputed as Dariyapur's personal security officer, were killed on the spot while another constable was injured.

On Thursday, during the early hours — based on technical surveillance and intelligence — a Delhi Police's Special Cell team intercepted a speeding vehicle in Narela, expecting dreaded gangster Sonu Dariyapur to be in the driver's seat. Sonu, incidentally, was the mastermind behind the Mianwali Nagar shootout, one of the most brutal public view killings in the Capital.

The police's hot pursuit resulted in an exchange of fire between them and Sonu. Two of the police officers who were shot at, escaped unhurt owing to their bullet proof jackets and at long last, the gangster was arrested.

Satyawan Sehrawat alias Sonu Dariyapur, who had been absconding since 2009 after he jumped parole, has a long history. He first shot to the limelight in 2006, when Bhupender alias Monu Dariyapur, one of his associates, developed an affair with his cousin sister. Agitated and feeling betrayed, Sonu attempted to kill the couple, but they miraculously escaped. But in his attempt to kill, another man was killed instead.

In order to get revenge, in 2009, Sonu killed Sudhir Kumar, Monu's brother for the "humiliation" he had to face due to his sister's association with Monu. Monu was then given police security, but regardless of that, in April this year Sonu killed Monu, his friend Arun and a Delhi Police ASI. Another police constable deployed in Monu's security was critically injured.

Sonu is wanted in over ten cases of murder, extortion, arms act and abduction. It is thus no wonder that he was carrying a reward of Rs 5 lakh from Delhi Police and Rs 50,000 from Haryana Police for his arrest.

Special Cell DCP, Sanjeev Yadav said that Sonu, who was known to be tech savvy, had made sure that he did not fall victim to police's technical surveillance. As a result he switched to social media and mobile applications in order to run his extortion racket.

Senior officers revealed that to run his gang and keep the flow of money intact, Sonu and his men extorted money from businessman, local area cable operators and builders.

"He used Facebook on a miscellaneous name and used messenger to be in touch with his associates. During his escape post the gruesome murder of Monu he travelled to various parts in the white i20 car, the same car which was used even in Monu's car. He changed locations from Rajasthan where he is alleged to have a paramour then to Uttar Pradesh and now was residing in Mandi, Himachal Pradesh in a rented flat," Yadav said.

Yadav added that Sonu switched identities, gave fake identity cards to stay at places, changed looks and constantly changed the number plate of his car in order to remain untraced.

Find your daily dose of news & explainers in your WhatsApp. Stay updated, Stay informed-  Follow DNA on WhatsApp.

Live tv