Three arrested for killing constable Anand Singh

About week after Delhi Police’s Constable Anand Singh was gunned down by three assailants when he tried to thwart a robbery attempt in Outer Delhi’s Bawana, a team of Special Cell has managed to arrest three accused in connection with the crime. The accused have been identified as Sumit Thakranaged 21, Rahul, 21, and Sunil Sehrawat aged 20.

The murder weapon as well as the motorcycle which was used in the commission of crime has been recovered. To nab the culprits investigators left no stone unturned as more than 136 criminals in the age group of 18-21 years who were reportedly operating in Outer and North West Delhi areas were shortlisted for verification.

Apart from that, technical surveillance was used and several sources were deployed to gather intelligence. “Around 80 dossiers of active criminals and 150 recently released criminals from jail were studied in order to gather tangible clues about the perpetrators of the crime. The relevant footages of over 100 CCTV cameras found functioning in the wider area covering the spot of the incident were analyzed,” said a senior police officer.

On 26 August around 6 pm sources informed the police that accused Sumit was expected to arrive near Sarvodaya Girls School main Bawana Road in a couple of hours. “The team immediately called for backup support and started scouting the area for strategic deployment. Eventually the team managed to spot Sumit walking near the Sarvodaya Girls School and he was apprehended,” the officer added.

During his interrogation, Sumit revealed the location of Rahul and Sunil also. In an overnight operation, Rahul was picked up from Daryapur Kalan Village while in another raid Sunil was arrested from his house in Bawana.

“The accused have owned up to their crimes. Furthermore they also reported that a night before the constable’s killing they had robbed a Bajaj Splendor motorcycle. Just two days before the killing they had robbed a Mother Dairy booth near Begumpur area also,” the officer further added.
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