Renowned Criminal ‘Super Natwarlal’ Passes Away at 85

Khushbu Kumari Jha
Renowned Criminal Super Natwarlal Passes Away at 85
Renowned Criminal Super Natwarlal Passes Away at 85

Explore the life and exploits of Rich Ram Mittal, infamous as Super Natwarlal and Indian Charles Shobhraj, who passed away at 85.

Rich Ram Mittal, famously known as 'Super Natwarlal' and 'Indian Charles Shobhraj', breathed his last following a heart attack at the age of 85. Mittal, revered as one of India's most knowledgeable and astute criminals, held a bachelor's degree in law and possessed expertise as a handwriting analyst and graphologist. Despite his qualifications, Mittal opted for a life of crime, specializing in theft.

Born in 1939 in Bhiwani, Haryana, Mittal gained notoriety for stealing over 1000 cars from various states including Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan, Chandigarh, and Punjab. His audacity was such that he executed these thefts brazenly in broad daylight, particularly targeting areas in Delhi, Haryana, and Rajasthan. Authorities documented 150 cases of forgery against Mittal.

Renowned for his mastery in forging documents, Mittal defended himself in legal proceedings and even secured employment with the Railways using falsified credentials. Remarkably, he served as a Station Master from 1968 to 1974. However, Mittal's audacity peaked when he impersonated a judge, facilitating the release of 2270 accused individuals by granting them bail.

In a stunning display of his cunning in the 1970s, Mittal orchestrated a scheme involving a fake letter addressed to an Additional Judge of Jhajjar facing departmental inquiry. By strategically manipulating court proceedings and issuing counterfeit orders, Mittal managed to assume the role of a judge himself. Astonishingly, he presided over court proceedings for 40 days, adjudicating thousands of cases and granting bail to 2740 accused individuals.

Mittal's audacious tactics reached a pinnacle when he orchestrated a trial against himself, posing as a fake judge and securing his own acquittal before authorities could apprehend him. By the time authorities caught wind of his schemes, Mittal had vanished, leaving behind a trail of released criminals who were subsequently re-apprehended and incarcerated.

The demise of Rich Ram Mittal marks the end of an era characterized by audacious criminal exploits and unparalleled deception.