Delhi advocate involved in 92 criminal cases arrested

Last Updated: Fri, Feb 08, 2013 16:30 hrs

New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) A 73-year-old advocate was arrested here for his involvement in more than 92 cases of forgery and motor vehicle theft, police said Friday.

Dhani Ram Mittal, resident of Jahangirpuri in northwest Delhi, is a master in stealing vehicles and was involved in 92 cases of forgery and thefts of motor vehicles, said a senior police officer.

He was arrested from west Delhi's Narela Thursday evening during a picket checking while driving a stolen car.

"During questioning over the fake car documents, Mittal threatened the police staff by saying that he is a senior citizen and how did they dare to stop his vehicle," said the officer.

Mittal also threatened to get the officers suspended from their service and tried to slip away from the spot, leaving the car behind, said the officer.

"On checking police records, Mittal was found involved in 92 cases of cheating, forgery and motor vehicle theft," said the officer.

The accused, who hails from Bhiwani in Haryana, did his B.Sc. from Rohtak and also did a diploma in hand writing and graphology.

"Mittal started working as a clerk to various advocates and graduated in law in 1970. He started his practice in the local court of Rohtak district and started committing crimes since 1964 in Rohtak," the officer added.

His modus operandi was simple, usually parking his car near the targeted car and starting it with a master key and driving it off.

"If caught, he took the pretext of his old age and apologised to the owner, saying it was a mistake and showed his car parked adjacent to the stolen one," said the officer.

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