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Dera followers on Haryana STF’s radar

Gurugram, June 23: Convicted self-styled godman Gurmeet Ram Rahim’s follower Aditya Insan, who carries a reward of Rs 5 lakh on his head, is among 13 dreaded criminals on the radar of Haryana Special Task Force (STF), police said. Dera followers Insan and Iqbal alias Bagarpur Jarnail are on the most wanted list of the STF, formed earlier this year to track, crack and nab the dreaded criminals wanted in Haryana and adjoining states. The conviction of the Dera head in a 2002 rape case had triggered arson and violence across the state that claimed 36 lives and injured over 250 people last year. Bhatti was the sharp shooter of dreaded gangster Sundar Bhatti. Bishnoi is currently lodged in Rajasthan’s Jodhpur jail. Balan said that Vinod Mithathal, who is wanted in several cases of heinous crimes including murder, carries Rs 5 lakh reward on his head and is the oldest criminal in Haryana. He said Mithathal, who belongs to Bhiwani District, was declared Proclaimed Offender in 2010. Inder Mohan alias Satte, Sulehdin — both carrying reward of Rs 50,000 each —, among others are also on the STF’s radar. Satte and Sulehdin were involved in the killing of Sarpanch Santraj, his brother and others in Haryana’s Palwal district. (IANS)