A team of Delhi Police’s Special Cell landed with Deepak at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport at around 6am.
According to police, Deepak will be questioned in connection with his criminal activities and alleged involvement in killing a builder in north Delhi’s Civil Lines area.
“Action has been taken against the fugitives on the instructions of home minister. It is a big success that for the first time a criminal has been brought from a place like Mexico through coordinated action. The Special Cell of Delhi Police was following him for several months. There is no other bigger gangster in Delhi-NCR than this. Several teams have worked on this,” said HGS Dhaliwal, Special CP, Delhi Police.
Sleuths from the Special Cell and the United States’ FBI extracted Deepak on Monday evening. Deepak had fled to Mexico on a fake passport but had been located.
In mid-February, the Special Cell and Crime Branch received inputs that Boxer had left the country. Digging deeper in the fugitive’s case, the investigators stumbled upon a passport used by Boxer in fleeing the country. They then took the help of immigration and intelligence agencies to trace the journey of the passport holder.
Extensive interrogation and technical procedures lasting almost a month revealed that Boxer, after fleeing India on a fake passport, reached Mexico after halting in several countries.
The passport used by Boxer was issued in Bareilly in UP in the name of one Ravi Antil. It was used by Boxer to fly to Dubai from Kolkata airport in January this year, the cops found. The Special Cell then registered an FIR on March 16 and launched a massive, multi-continental and a joint police and administrative effort to bring the fugitive back.
For about a week, all Boxer’s old henchmen, associates and close relatives were thoroughly interrogated. His location was subsequently tracked to Cancun in Mexico. The Indian embassy in Mexico City also joined the process, and a team of experienced field officers from Delhi Police was flown to the Mexican capital.
(With inputs from PTI and ANI)