The Delhi Crime Branch arrested two brothers for their alleged involvement in separate cases related to kidnapping and rape.
The accused were identified as Ashish Chauhan and Deepak Chauhan from Noida. The duo were held from New Ashok Nagar and Golf Course Road respectively.
The officials said that a reward of Rs 25,000 had been announced for Deepak’s arrest.
As per the case details, on August 29, 2017, Ashish and three associates kidnapped a person at gunpoint from his car near Singhu village and demanded a ransom of Rs 3 crore. When a police team traced him, he and his associates fired upon them. Ashish and one of his associates were arrested after an encounter.
Ashish committed crimes and formed an extortion gang. In 2020, after obtaining bail, Ashish absconded.
A year later, in July 2021, his brother Deepak was accused of raping a woman who worked in the same call centre as him. Deepak and Ashish allegedly also threatened this woman. Deepak later absconded from Noida and began working as a graphic designer, officials added.
Deepak was hiding in the vicinity of Sagarpur and Dwarka, Ashish had been working with local property dealers in New Ashok Nagar.
The police said he had been living with students in PG accommodations, allegedly to avoid police detection, and managed logistics for his gang members.