A man, wanted in the UK on charges of sexually assaulting two women and in a case of attempt to murder, has been arrested by Delhi Police’s Crime Branch.
Raminder Singh, who is accused of sexually assaulting two women in the UK in July 2012, fled the country and came to New Delhi to evade arrest. He reportedly arrived in New Delhi on July 24 that year and went underground. The Interpol had issued a red corner notice for his arrest.
Police said on July 22, 2012, a 23-year-old woman was found in an unconscious state at a park in Edinburgh, Scotland. She had sustained grievous injuries. Her face was swollen, her jaw and cheekbone had fractured and one of her teeth was missing.
The medical examination proved an attempt had also been made to rape her. “Investigations by the Edinburgh Police revealed that Singh, a resident of Edinburgh, was behind the crime. In addition, another 27-year-old woman informed police that she was also subjected to a serious sexual attack by Singh,” Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime) Ravinder Yadav said.
Investigations revealed Singh left from Glasgow immediately after the incident and boarded a flight for New Delhi. Singh travelled from Glasgow to India via Dubai on Emirates Airline, police said.
“We received a request from the British High Commission to help trace Singh. After putting in sustained efforts, we received information that Singh had been consistently shifting base between Chandigarh, Punjab and Delhi to evade arrest. Police found that Singh was planning to come to Delhi to meet one of his acquaintances for getting a forged passport for himself on a fake identity. A trap was laid and Singh was apprehended,” Yadav said.
During questioning, Singh said he hailed from Chandigarh and was working as a bouncer at a club in Edinburgh. He did his diploma in electrical engineering from a college in Ropar, Punjab. Subsequently, he proceeded to the UK on a study visa in 2009 for pursuing Higher National Diploma in Hospitality at Telford College, Edinburgh. After completing his diploma, he worked in a security agency and then as a bouncer at a club, police said.
After allegedly sexually assaulting the two women, he fled the UK and came to India. “He assumed fake identities to evade arrest. For sometime, he lived with one of his relatives. He then opened a restaurant ‘Noor Mehal’ in Jalandhar and assumed the name of Jasdeep Sing Bajwa, among several fake identities,” Yadav said. Interpol has been informed about his arrest, police said.