Rugby player, who turned to crime to fund his surgery, held
International rugby player Parmeet Dabas who has represented India in various countries was arrested by Special Cell for the murder of Monu Daryapur.
Dabas has represented India in rugby in Pakistan (2005), Sri Lanka (2006) and Uzbekistan (2015).
What could have been a flying and graceful career ended behind bars when Parmeet Dabas entered the world of crime and joined the gang of Sonu Daryapur to pay huge bills for his pancreatic surgery.
He was held on August 2 for the murder of Monu Daryapur on April 30.
The investigation revealed that Parmeet Dabas, known as Bhanja to his close associates, joined the gang of Sonu Daryapur after he agreed to pay for his loans he had taken for his pancreatic surgery in 2016.
Sonu Daryapur was clever enough to capitalise on the opportunity as Parmeet was his distant relative and he used to address Sonu as Mama. Sonu was a known criminal by then and was wanted by police.
Dabas discussed his financial crisis with Satyawan alias Sonu, who offered to help him if he agreed to assist him in the elimination of Bhupinder alias Monu.
He agreed to join Sonu in this plan and on his direction, Dabas procured six sim cards for Sonu on fake IDs.
"Parmeet had arranged a floor at Nihaal Vihar, Delhi for gang members on his ID. They kept tracking Monu for four days prior to his murder and passed on information of his movements to Sonu. On April 30, Dabas located Monu at Shoukeen Chowk, Peeragarhi, Delhi. He informed the other gang members. He along with other gang members arrived at the spot carrying the bag containing weapons given to him by Sonu. All the gang members fired indiscriminately upon Monu and other occupants of the car and ran away from the spot," said DCP Special cell PS Kushwah.
After this, Dabas along with the other gang members left Delhi and lived in Himachal Pradesh, Dehradun, Haryana, Kolkata and Delhi.
In the attack, Monu Daryapur along with ASI Vijay and one Arun were killed. Special Cell had already arrested six persons in the case. The mastermind Sonu Daryapur is still at large.