Dadar GRP arrests two

Published on May 30, 2021 12:45 AM IST

Dadar Government Railway Police (GRP) arrested a history-sheeter for extortion and robbery

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By, Mumbai

Dadar Government Railway Police (GRP) arrested a history-sheeter for extortion and robbery. The accused’s wife, who was being brought for questioning in the case, has also been arrested after she tried to escape.

According to GRP officers, a special team was set up to arrest Santosh Kumar Singh alias Bablu Thakur, wanted in a crime that took place on March 7. Police received a tip-off on Friday that Singh was to visit Govandi along with his accomplices. The officers laid a trap and arrested Singh.

During investigation, police found out that Singh had bought property worth crores in the name of his wife Rita Singh.

Meanwhile, Rita was absconding and was hiding in Juinagar in Navi Mumbai under a fake identity. With the help of Nerul police, GRP officers located Rita.

However, when she was being escorted from the platform at Dadar station towards GRP police station, Rita jumped on the tracks to in an attempt to escape from police custody.

“As soon as Rita jumped on the track, constable Arjun Dhanvat followed her and jumped after her. He pulled her towards the other side of the track and saved her from getting crushed under an approaching local train,” said a police officer from Dadar GRP.

She was then placed under arrested.

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