The accused - who is also the kingpin of "Fantastic Four" gang - has been identified as Manish Kaul alias Varun Kaul. Ashutosh Marwa, Vishesh Dheeman and Sanjeev Chaddha were among his other fake identities. He was arrested on Friday following a brief encounter with the police.
Furious over a police complaint filed against him by his wife , Kaul visited her dental clinic in west Delhi's Mansarover Garden with an intent to kill her, Deputy Commissioner of Police, West, Vijay Kumar said.
Kaul's wife had filed the complaint in March at the Moti Nagar police station alleging that he had lied to her about his educational qualifications at the time of their wedding in 2015. She said she met Kaul through a matrimonial website where he introduced himself as a doctor, saying he had an MBBS degree.
She also accused Kaul's family of harassing her for dowry after the marriage. She told the police that her father, at the time of her wedding, gave gold ornaments worth Rs 20 lakh to her in-laws as dowry and spent nearly Rs 50 lakh on the wedding. She also alleged that her father-in-law, who lied to her that he was a retired Indian Air Force officer, molested her twice.
She claims she eventually found out that her husband's real name was Varun Kaul and that he had several cases of fraud filed against him.
When Kaul visited his wife's clinic on Friday, she was not there but he threatened one of her colleagues with a pistol. As the police reached the clinic, Kaul tried to fire at one of the policemen but was overpowered when the bullet got stuck in the pistol.
Mr Kumar said Kaul was arrested after a brief gunfight at around 12 pm. He told police he held a BAMS degree and had not pursued MBBS.
Kaul is accused of committing a number of frauds by purchasing new luxury cars on bogus demand drafts. He and his father were arrested in September 2008 by the Mumbai Police in connection with cheating cases registered in Hauz Khas and Rohini in Delhi. The accused had also cheated two other women on pretext of marriage.
(With inputs from PTI and IANS)