Police said Faruk is a member of an inter-state gang from Mewat involved in the thefts of luxury cars and trucks. Faruk’s elder brother Mohammed Arif had been gunned down in a cross-fire between robbers and security guards of a jewellery showroom in Pitampura and the Delhi Police had declared a cash reward of Rs 50,000 for any leads Faruk.
According to police, the Special Cell team came to Surat on Saturday after getting information that Faruk was hiding in the Rander area. After ascertaining that Faruk was indeed the man they were looking were, the team arrested him from Aslamnagar area in Rander on Wednesday afternoon.
Rander police said Faruk had come down to Surat on January 16 and was staying with his brother-in-law Mohammed Raees.
“The gang in which Faruk was a member tried stealing a Bolero parked outside Hira Jewellers in Pitampura last June. Security guards Krishan Kumar and Lalit Kumwar, posted outside the jewellery shop, noticed the theft and opened fire and the gang returned fire. Faruk’s elder brother Mohammed Arif died on the spot, while other gang members escaped. A complaint in this connection was registered at Maurya Enclave police station,” a police officer said.
Following the incident, the Delhi Police arrested two of the gang member. Acting on the inputs given by these arrested men, police started investigations to nab the rest of the gang members.