The Interpol has issued a Red Notice asking all member countries to take action against Himanshu alias Bhau, a most-wanted criminal from Haryana, if he is traced, police said Saturday. In July, the organisation issued a Red Notice for Sahil Kumar, a wanted gangster and accomplice of Himanshu.
Himanshu, who hails from Ritoli village in Rohtak, is believed to be staying outside India. He is wanted in over 18 cases of murder, attempt to murder, forgery, extortion, criminal conspiracy and cheating, among others, according to the police, who have announced a reward of Rs 1.55 lakh for help in arresting him.
Courts in Rohtak and Delhi had issued arrest warrants for Himanshu, who is on the list of most-wanted criminals in Rohtak, Jhajjar and Delhi. A lookout circular was also issued to locate him.
“Himanshu is facing 10 criminal cases in district Rohtak, seven in Jhajjar district and one in Delhi, for murder, attempt to murder, cheating, robbery, extortion etc. The fugitive is affiliated with the Neeraj Bawana and Naveen Bali gang,” a Rohtak police spokesperson said in a statement, adding that he was also wanted in case booked at the Shivaji Colony police station, in which he is alleged to have fraudulently obtained a passport using a fake name, address and identity documents.
“Through the fake identity, he deliberately concealed the criminal cases pending against him and led the regional passport officer to believe that he has no criminal antecedents. The fugitive hatched a criminal conspiracy with other people who helped him in obtaining fake and forged identity documents to obtain the passport. When his identity particulars were being verified by the passport authority through local police, he used the services of two witnesses who falsely deposed before police officials and led them to believe his fake identity to be true,” the spokesperson added.
Himanshu, according to the police, is running an extortion racket from abroad and calling his victims in India through WhatsApp. “He has sent death threats to various victims and many victims were attacked with firearms by the fugitive’s local accomplices when they refused to pay extortion money,” the spokesperson said.
In raids conducted on April 13 and June 10, the Rohtak police confiscated 60 mobile phones, 44 SIM cards, Rs 7 lakh in cash, two motorcycles, 16 live cartridges, 13 boxes of country liquor, foreign currency, ATM cards, passports, bank documents and notebooks from his possible hideouts.