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Once peon in Parliament House, man held plotting dacoit's escape

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  28 Dec 2015 12:00 AM GMT

New Delhi, Dec 27: A man who once worked as peon in Parliament House was arrested here with his associate for planning to help a dacoit escape from police custody and to kidp an Uttar Pradesh-based businessman for a Rs.1 crore ransom, police said on Sunday. Somvir Singh, 30, a resident of Mundka in west Delhi, was held with his aide Ramgopal, 30, a tive of Aligarh in Uttar Pradesh, on Friday near a railway underpass in west Delhi’s Rani Khera area. Police said Somvir Singh, a notorious robber and car jacker, was released on bail in February. He set up an inter-state gang to make and execute plans for the escape of dreaded jail convicts. “The arrested crimils were planning to recce the route to execute their plan for the escape of a convicted dacoit, Yashpal (a resident of Aligarh), when he would be brought from Kurukshetra jail in Harya to Saket courts in Delhi for appearance on January 2,” Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime Branch) Ravindra Yadav said.

“Their another plan was to kidp a businessman of Agra for ransom of Rs.1 crore,” Yadav said. Somvir Singh told police he had worked as a peon in Parliament House in 2002 on daily wages. “As Singh was fond of lavish lifestyle, he started committing robbery and car-jacking after forming a gang. In 2005, he and his associates were arrested after a brief encounter with police and were found to have been involved in number of car-jackings and robberies. He remained in jail for more than six months,” the officer said. (IANS)

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