Hours before the arrest of Delhi Law Minister Jitender Singh Tomar, the South district police had asked their experienced officers to make an “action plan” for arresting him from his office at Trinagar. The plan was prepared on Monday night and a team of around 20 police personnel was formed. This included four inspectors under the supervision of Additional Commissioner of Police (South) P S Kushwah.
Sources said the action plan was minutely monitored by the top brass of Delhi Police and the Joint Commissioner of Police (southern range) R S Krishnia was present at DCP’s (south) office in Hauz Khas. “After the discussion of around six hours, a case was registered at Hauz Khas police station. Later, four inspectors — Rajendra Singh, Raman Kumar Lamba, Satinder Sangwan and Akhilesh Yadav – were selected for the raiding team along with 16 police personnel,” police sources said.
Inspector Singh and Lamba were selected as Lamba had earlier arrested Manu Sharma, the prime accused in the murder of model Jessica Lal from Chandigarh, while Singh had earlier probed and solved big cases such as Dhaula Kuan gang rape case and the December 16, 2012 gangrape.
In the Tuesday raid, police asked Tomar to provide some documents. “The documents were supposed to be picked up from Tomar’s home but he requested them not to go to his residence and asked his driver to get them,” police sources said.