International rugby player ‘killed gangster for money’, arrested by Delhi police
Police said Dabas, a distant relative of gangster Satyawan alias Sonu Dariyapur, is the alleged prime accused and conspirator in the triple murder caseUpdated: Aug 10, 2017 12:35 IST
A 30-year-old rugby player from Delhi who has represented India in several international championships was arrested for his alleged involvement in the triple murder case of gangster Bhupender alias Monu Dariyapur, his personal security officer and a friend.
Police said Parmeet Dabas, became a criminal, to repay a loan of Rs 25 lakh that the took from a private financer to pay for a pancreatic surgery in April 2016. The operation finished his career as a sportsman as Dabas entered the crime world.
Police said Dabas, a distant relative of gangster Satyawan alias Sonu Dariyapur, is the alleged prime accused and conspirator in the triple murder case. Sonu Dariyapur had a long-standing enmity with Monu ever since his sister had married Monu against the family’s wish.
Dabas represented India in Rugby events in Pakistan (2005), in Sri Lanka (2006), and in Uzbekistan in 2015. He was arrested on August 2 with a gun by the special cell team from Aruna Asaf Ali road in south Delhi, following tip-off from informers.
Dabas is the seventh accused arrested in the triple murder case of Monu, his PSO ASI Vijay Kumar, and friend Arun Setani, who were killed in indiscriminate firing in outer Delhi’s Mianwali Nagar on April 30. More than 40 rounds were fired. Monu had more than 20 bullet wounds. The police had arrested six accused earlier. Three, including Sonu are untraceable.
Pramod Singh Kushwah, deputy commissioner of police (SpecialCell/MAC), said, “Dabas was going through a financial crisis and sought help from Sonu Dariyapur, whom he called ‘Mama’ (maternal uncle). Sonu offered to clear his loan but only if Dabas would help him kill Monu.”
Kushwah said Dabas played a key role in the planning and execution of the murderous attack on Monu and his men. He arranged six SIM cards on fake documents and a rented a floor in Delhi’s Nihal Vihar as a hideout for all the attackers on Sonu’s instructions.
“Dabas followed Sonu and others for four days to help Sonu plan the attack. He actively participated in the attack and was carrying a bag containing arms and ammunition given to him by Sonu,” said the DCP. After the murders, Dabas hid in Himachal Pradesh, Dehradun, Haryana, and Kolkata.
In 2007, the DCP said, Dabas despite being an international player fell into the bad company due to his friendship with Sandeep aka Chawalia, a local criminal from Delhi’s Chhawla. The two were arrested in the murder case of one Ranvir Rana from Sonepat and Dabas remained in jail for around three years.
However, he was acquitted in the case as the police failed to produce evidence against him. Even Dabas claimed that he was not involved in the crime and he was falsely implicated, said police.
“After his acquittal, he got his place in the Indian team again represented the country in Uzbekistan in 2015. But the surgery ruined his career and he entered the crime world for money,” said Kushwah.
First Published: Aug 10, 2017 12:34 IST