New Delhi | Police have arrested a 77-year-old man, once a lawyer by profession and allegedly involved in over 125 cases of auto-lifting and other criminal offences in the national capital and neighbouring states.
Dhani Ram Mittal is a proclaimed offender in Chandigarh and known as ‘Super Natwarlal’ and ‘Indian Charles Shobhraj’ in car-lifting networks, DCP (West) Pushpendra Kumar said, adding he was arrested from near Rohini court following a tip-off. Mittal has an LLB degree from a university in Rajasthan.
He also pursued calligraphy from Kolkatta. Initially, he started working as a ‘Muneem’ at Patiala House Court in Delhi and later practiced in local courts in Rohtak and Delhi. Once, he impersonated as Magistrate in Jhajjar district, Haryana and worked there for more than two months. During this time, he freed many criminal from jail, Kumar said.
He graduated from Rohtak, following which he got a job in railways on the basis of forged documents and worked as Station Master between 1968-1974.
Later, he started forging licenses and registration papers at RTO, Rohtak. He was first arrested in 1964 in Rohtak for forging documents related to vehicles, police said adding he was involved in 127 criminal cases registered in Delhi, Haryana, Punjab and Rajasthan.