Robber's CV: Fluent in English, has computer degree, Taekwondo champion, Indian Idol star
New Delhi: When Delhi police laid their hands on a suspected robber, little did they know that the man would turn out to be a national level Taekwondo champion. However, a bit of interrogation revealed that Suraj alias Fighter is a notorious robber who, along with his gang, is wanted in more than 24 cases of armed robbery.
Moreover, the Taekwondo player was also a good singer and had even participated in the hit national musical show 'Indian Idol' in 2008. As if this isn't enough, he also holds a degree in computer engineering.
How Suraj entered the world of crime is itself an interesting story. Coming from a family of lawyers, he soon showed keen interest in sports and mastered Taekwondo. Suraj soon mastered the combat art and attained a Black belt. In 2013 and 2014 he was a national level Taekwondo champion. But instead of bringing laurels to the country, this 28-year-old soon shifted to the world of crime as he got addicted to a lavish life style and girls.
In order to meet his expenses, he soon took to the roads and robbed people at random. If they resisted, he showed them his Taekwondo skills. On October 21 he, along with two associates, was robbing a TSR when a Swift car came and the occupants of the car intervened.
Sensing danger, the TSR fled but the Swift riders ran out of luck as Suraj along and his gang robbed them, instead, at gunpoint in Ranhola, outer Delhi. Soon Delhi Police teams received vital clues from the victims and started the search for the robbers.
On the basis of secret information, Delhi Police team arrested Suraj and his accomplice Anil from Outer Delhi on Saturday. "He speaks fluent English, holds a computer degree and comes from a well off family. Due to his previous involvements in criminal cases, his family has scrapped all relations with him. Now we have solved 24 cases of robberies with his arrest." said M N Tiwari, DCP (Outer).
The police said that Suraj came out of jail only 14 days ago and on Diwali night he started looting men whom he saw playing 'satta'.
He was arrested in 2014 by Delhi Police in Janak Puri and 49 mobile phones were recovered from him.
After that, he was again arrested in June 2017 by police officials of Tilak Nagar as he was involved in cases of robbery.