New Delhi: Police have arrested a history-sheeter who allegedly killed a relative of former Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag in 2008. The accused, Darshan Dabas, was arrested on Wednesday after a brief exchange of fire with police in Dwarka Sector 23. Reports say Dabas was also wanted in three other cases. A police team had received a tip about his presence in Dwarka and when the cops tried to close in on him, he fired at them. Dabas was apprehended after a brief encounter.
“On Wednesday, police got a tip-off that Dabas would come to meet someone in Dwarka’s Sector-23. At 11.25 pm, Dabas came in a car and the police surrounded him. He tried to escape but crashed into a police vehicle after which he opened fire at police,” said Rajesh Deo, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime Branch).
The police retaliated but the accused wasn’t injured. He was then arrested, he said.
Dabas had shot Sehwag’s relative Hitender Dagar when he was returning home from a wedding in his car in November 2008 over a property dispute, the police said.
Subsequently, Dabas was arrested and sent to prison. He was granted bail in 2011, a senior police officer said.
Dabas was also wanted for firing at a man in Najafgarh area in 2018. He had fled after firing eight shots at the man over another property dispute, the officer said.