New Delhi, Apr 9 (PTI) An alleged criminal carrying a reward of Rs 50,000 on his arrest has been caught in New Seemapuri area of the city, police said today.

Accused, Yogesh Bhati, 33, was held on the intervening night of April 7-8 by policemen on picket duty on the 70 Foota Road in New Seemapuri, a senior police officer said.

Bhati, who is wanted in two cases, including one under the Gangster Act, in Uttar Pradesh, was spotted riding a motorcycle. When signalled to stop for inquiry, he flashed a gun at the policemen to escape but was overpowered, said Nupur Prasad, deputy commissioner of police, Shahdara.

“During interrogation, it was found that Yogesh Bhati is involved in 20-21 heinous cases and is also a member of the Kulbir and Randeep Bhati gang of Dadri, Uttar Pradesh,” the DCP said.

He was also wanted in a case registered at Surajpur police station in UP. The case related to an encounter with police in which Amit Bhati was injured and arrested while Yogesh and Billu Dujana escaped after opening fire at policemen.

A reward of Rs 50,000 was declared on his arrest by the Gautam Budh Nagar Police in January this year, the officer said.

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