The Delhi Police crime branch arrested a 28-year man wanted by the United Kingdom Police in two brutal cases of physical and sexual assaults in Scotland in 2012.
The arrested man is the son of a woman head constable in the Punjab Police.
In one of the two crimes, the accused brutally assaulted a 23-year-old woman in Scotland and left her to die after she resisted his rape attempt.
The arrest was made following a formal request by the British High Commission, police said on Monday. A red corner notice was issued through the Interpol by the British Police against the arrested man, Raminder Singh in 2012, weeks after he fled from UK following the two cases registered against him.
The UK police was already looking for Singh after he fled to India. The Delhi Police crime branch was roped in by their UK counterparts only four months ago, police said.
Ravindra Yadav, joint CP (crime), said Singh was arrested from outer Delhi’s Alipur on Sunday by a team led by DCP Bhisham Singh, ACP KPS Malhotra, inspector Surinder Sandhu and SIS Neeraj Kumar and Vijay Samaria.
“The team received a tip-off that Singh would meet his associate in Delhi to arrange a forged passport and visa for himself, as he was planning to flee to Norway,” said Yadav.
Ashok Chand, additional CP (crime) said Singh, a native of Kapurthala in Punjab, had gone to the UK in 2009 on a study visa. Upon completing his education, he began working as a bouncer at CC Bloom, a famous nightclub in Edinburgh, Scotland.
“His crimes came to fore on July 22, 2012 when a woman was found in an ‘unconscious and unresponsive’ state at the Pilvig Public Park in Edinburgh. Her blood-stained clothes were found lying nearby. Medical tests revealed a fractured jaw and cheekbone, a missing tooth and a badly bruised and swollen face. The accused had made an attempt to rape her,” said Chand.
While the Edinburgh Police were probing Singh’s involvement in the gruesome crime, a 27-year-old woman approached them to inform that Singh had subjected her to a ‘serious sexual attack and rape’. Singh in the meantime, boarded a flight to Delhi from the Glasgow Airport.