NEW DELHI: This gangster is supposedly invulnerable as even after several attempts on his life, he has managed to get back on his feet. He was five times in 2012 and remained in the ICU for a month. In mid-2018, he was shot four times with 9mm and .315-bore bullets, but survived. Last December, his rivals fired around 30 rounds at his house in which he sustained two gunshot injuries, but he managed to hoodwink death again.

Meet Dushyant alias Monu Bajitpur, a gym trainer by profession, who has been in the gun sight of his rivals for six years. The wanted man with a reward of Rs 1 lakh on his head was arrested by a Special Cell team led by ACPs Lalit Mohan Negi and Hriday Bhushan for the of a cab driver, who was working as a shooter for Bajitpur’s rivals, in January this year.

DCP (Special Cell) Pramod Kushwaha said Bajitpur (35) is a close associate of jailed gangster Neeraj Bawania. He is a native of Bajitpur Thakran village in outer Delhi. In 2010, he got into a quarrel with a fellow villager, Manoj, and thrashed him brutally. He was arrested and sent to jail where he met Bawania and his Man Friday Kala Asodiya.

The Bawania gang had rivalry with slain gangster Neetu Dabodia and Ashok Pradhan. After Dabodia was killed in an encounter with police, his gang was taken over by Ashok Pardhan and Rajesh Bawania.

The gang rivalry led to multiple attempts on Bajitpur’s life. In the first attempt, Neetu Dabodia himself shot at him, but he survived even after receiving five bullet injuries. After recovery, Bajitpur committed many heinous crimes, including murder, attempt to murder, robbery, extortion and attack on police. He was again attacked on May 25 and December 25 in 2018 by shooters led by one Hitesh Happy hired by Pradhan.

The attack in May occurred at his gym. The December attack was captured on CCTV. The footage showed Bajitpur riding a white scooter being followed by a Maruti Swift car. The Swift hit him and threw him on the ground. The men got out and showered bullets on him. He managed to enter a house and shut the door. Later, he was taken to a hospital and admitted in the ICU.

In retaliation, Bajitpur got a suspected informer of his rivals, Vikas Chauhan, gunned down near a school in Narela in January.

“Bajitpur used to make extortion calls to builders, businessmen and bookies. He was planning to kill rival shooters, identified as Hitesh, Sanam, and Rahul, and had been arranging logistics for the crime,” Kushwaha added.

His arrest came after a team comprising inspectors Sanjay Gupta and Rajesh got a tip-off that he would be coming to Rohini Sector 16. A loaded .32-bore pistol was seized form him.

Police will ask the jail authorities to provide security to Bajitpur given the threat to his life.

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