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Indian wanted for UK sex crimes finally nabbed in city

The accused identified as Raminder Singh has been held for assault, sexual assault, attempt to murder and sexual offences against two British women during the month of July 2012, while he was in the United Kingdom.

“He had escaped from UK immediately after committing the crime and was staying in Chandigarh assuming a fake identity. A Red Corner notice for his apprehension was issued on July 24, 2012 and his extradition request was also forwarded by the UK authorities to the Ministry of External Affairs, government of India,” said Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime) Ravindra Yadav.

Ironically, Singh’s mother is currently serving in Chandigarh Police and he had also stayed for some time with his relative ASI Gurwinder Singh at the Punjab Police Academy (PPA), Phillaur, while he was trying to evade arrest. Additional Commissioner of Police (Crime) Ashok Chand said that Gurwinder Singh was not aware about Raminder Singh’s criminal background.

The Delhi Police was requested by the British High Commission to help trace and nab this fugitive. After putting in sustained efforts, reliable inputs were received that Raminder Singh had been consistently shifting base between Chandigarh, Punjab and Delhi to evade arrest.

“On Sunday, information was received that Raminder Singh would come from Punjab to Delhi to meet one of his acquaintances for getting a forged passport, following which a trap was laid and Raminder Singh (28) was apprehended from Alipur, Delhi. He was later produced in court. Interpol has been informed about his arrest,” said Yadav.

According to police, on July 22, 2012 a 23-year-old woman was found in unconscious and unresponsive condition in the Pilvig Public Park in Edinburgh, Scotland. She was found grievously injured with her clothes scattered about in pools of blood.

Upon hospitalisation, she was also found to have sustained a badly bruised and swollen face, a fractured jaw, fractured cheekbone and one of her teeth was missing. An attempt had also been made to rape her.

Investigations by the Edinburgh Police revealed that Raminder Singh, then residence of 21, Rosslyn Terrace, Edinburgh was the criminal. In addition to the above, another young woman aged about 27 years informed the police that she was also subjected to a serious sexual attack and rape by Singh.
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