A 28-year-old Punjabi man, against whom the Interpol had issued a red corner notice as he was wanted for rape and attempt to murder of two young women in Scotland, was arrested by the crime branch of the Delhi police.
The accused, identified as Raminder Singh, is an accused for assault, sexual assault, attempt to murder, sexual offences and attempt to defeat the ends of justice on two British women in July 2012, while he was in the United Kingdom.
“He had escaped from UK after committing the crime and was staying in Chandigarh on a fake identity. A Red-Corner notice for his apprehension was issued on July 24, 2012, and his extradition request was forwarded by UK authorities to the Union ministry of external affairs,” said joint commissioner of police (crime) Ravindra Yadav.
Raminder’s mother is in Chandigarh Police and he had also stayed with his relative, assistant sub-inspector (ASI) Gurwinder Singh, an instructor at Punjab Police Academy (PPA), Phillaur, evading arrest. Additional commissioner of police (crime) Ashok Chand said Gurwinder Singh was not aware about Raminder’s criminal background. After requests by the British High Commission, the Delhi police got inputs that he was consistently shifting his basis between Chandigarh, Punjab and Delhi.
“On Sunday, specific information was received that he would come to Delhi to meet one of his acquaintances for getting a forged passport for himself on a fake identity. A trap was laid and Raminder Singh (28) was caught from Alipur, Delhi. He was later produced in a court. Interpol has been informed about his arrest,” Yadav said.