Ex-cop among 3 held for robbing doctor

The accused in New Delhi on Sunday.

The accused in New Delhi on Sunday.  

Three persons, including a former Jammu and Kashmir Police head constable, have been arrested for allegedly robbing a doctor in Masjid Moth.

Additional Commissioner of Police (Crime) Ravindra Yadav said the accused were identified as brothers Siddhartha and Rahul, and former head constable Sandeep Singh Bundral, who claims to have taken part in national and international shooting competitions.

Siddhartha is also accused of selling his minor live-in partner to a Mahendragarh-based man for Rs.80,000. She was rescued last month.

The recent case involving the trio was registered following a complaint by Ranjeet Verma, who accused them of taking his cash and mobilephones at Masjid Moth and making an objectionable video of him on their laptop. Mr. Yadav said the victim managed to escape while he was being shifted to another location. Mr. Verma purportedly told the police that he knew Rahul, who had called him for a meeting. The victim was confined for hours and also allegedly assaulted by the trio. When he resisted, they shot a vulgar video of him. They robbed his two smartphones and withdrew Rs.16,000 using his credit card.

The incident took place on January 28. The police nabbed the accused on February 7 following a tip-off that they would come near Kohat Enclave Metro Station. Two phones, a credit card and the laptop used to make the film were recovered.

During interrogation, Sandeep told the police that he worked for the Jammu and Kashmir Police till 2011. He claimed to have represented India in shooting championships at Singapore in 2010 and 2011. Following his 10-month stint with the police, he continued to represent them in national events.

“He claimed to be a member of the team that won several medals in 0.22 rapidfire in Singapore. We are verifying his claims,” Mr. Yadav said.

However, sources in the National Rifle Association of India, the body that recognises professional shooters, said individual participants could compete without prior NRAI approval in that particular event in Singapore.

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