One of the three accused of unlawful possession of depleted uranium could have been recruited as a constable by the Thane Police nearly 17 years ago.
As per police records, Premsingh Tangyyan Savitri had been recruited as a constable in 1992.
“We have a record of one T.S. Premsingh Nadar, who was recruited in the sportsman category on December 11, 1992,” said Deputy Commissioner of Police (headquarters) Shivaji Rathod. “He was then sent for training but was dismissed on February 9, 1994 due to prolonged absence from training.”
The police are awaiting confirmation from their Navi Mumbai counterparts to know whether the person arrested by them is the same who had been recruited by the Thane Police.
Police officials said Nadar had been sent for training to the regional police training school in Jalna in 1993.
Mid-way through the training, he was diagnosed with jaundice and reported sick at the training.
He never came back, which is why he was dismissed.
In Navi Mumbai, people in the locality in Sai Nagar, Panvel where Savitri lived had told Hindustan Times that the word ‘police’ was emblazoned on his motorcycle and everyone in the vicinity knew him as a policeman.