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Actor Rahimuddin Hasmi arrested for murders

26-year-old part-time Bollywood actor has been arrested for his involvement in two murder cases, police said Wednesday.

Rahimuddin Hasmi, who had earlier escaped from Delhi Police custody while being escorted to a court in Ghaziabad, was arrested Tuesday evening from Vasant Vihar in south Delhi. One pistol and two live cartridges were recovered from him, a police officer said.

Delhi Police and Uttar Pradesh had announced rewards of Rs.50,000 and Rs.25,000 respectively for his arrest.

"He has acted in Hindi film 'My Friend Ganesha Part-2' and many other movies. Hasmi in his interrogation revealed that he is involved in two murder cases and escaped from the custody of Uttar Pradesh Police and Delhi Police," Deputy Commissioner of Police (south Delhi) H.G.S. Dhaliwal said. (IANS)

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