Playing Tom & Jerry with UP police for five years, Satish Mishra, named in at least 36 pending cases, was finally arrested in Dwarka sector 22.
Uttar Pradesh Special Task Force (UP-STF) finally arrested murder and kidnapping accused Satish Mishra, carrying a cash reward of Rs. 1 lakh on his head, in Dwarka sector-22, late Tuesday night. 40-year-old Satish Mishra, a native of Sitapur was a feared criminal on the run since 2014, and has been named in at least 36 criminal cases (including two murders), placing him high up on the UP police’s wanted list.
“He had escaped twice from the custody of Lucknow police and as many times from the custody of Sitapur police,” UP Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) of STF Abhishek Singh said
According to STF sub-inspector Santosh Kumar Singh, Mishra had allegedly kidnapped a Lucknow-based plywood trader Ashok Agarwal in march 2009 near his Agrasennagar house. In 1993, Mishra had allegedly murdered Ram Pal Bairagi, a Sitapur trader. In 2011, he had shot Devi Sahay Shukla dead, also in Sitapur.
He had pending against him two murder cases, five attempt to murder cases, four kidnapping cases, four robbery cases, three dacoity cases, three theft cases, two cases under Arms Act, one case under gangster act, five ‘voluntarily causing hurt’ cases, two rioting cases, three fraud cases, and three ‘stopping a public servant from discharging duty’ cases. Twenty-three of these cases are registered in Sitapur, and thirteen in Lucknow.
He has allegedly also used fake driving licenses under names Pramod Mishra and Ramesh Mishra. “He had changed his identity at least thrice,” the SSP added.
He apparently also sold off his ancestral land in Sitapur, before fleeing to Delhi with family, and has four flats in Haryana in his name. the details are being investigated and verified.
By Muskaan Gupta