"We have arrested Neeraj Bawana early today (Tuesday) morning from Delhi," Deputy Commissioner of Police (Special Cell) Sanjeev Yadav said.

He was arrested around 3.45 AM from west Delhi's Mundka area, following a tip-off.

With a bounty of Rs 1 lakh on his head, Bawana is a notorious extortionist of Delhi who targeted rich businessmen and realtors in the city and the National Capital Region.

A resident of Bawana area in west Delhi, he was wanted to stand trial in many cases of murder, extortion, attempt to murder, and other cases.

He figured on the list of Delhi's 10 most wanted criminals compiled by Delhi Police. Yadav said the criminal ran extortion rackets in many parts of the city and NCR.

His brother Rajesh Bawana was arrested in 2014, while his mother and other brothers were recently arrested from the Indira Gandhi International Airport while carrying illegal ammunition.

His gang had also played a role in the escape of Amit alias Bhura, who was freed from the custody of Uttarakhand Police while he was being taken to be presented before a Baghpat Court in December 2014.

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