Lucknow, August 24
Five Uttar Pradesh Police personnel have been dismissed for allegedly serving to gangster Badan Singh Baddo escape from police custody throughout transit.
The dismissed policemen are head constable Santosh Kumar, constable Sunil Singh, Rajkumar, Omvir Singh and driver Bhupinder Singh.
Earlier on July 31, sub-Inspector Deshraj Tyagi was dismissed from the police service in the identical case.
On March 27, the group of six police personnel was given the duty to escort don Baddo to Ghaziabad court docket for a case listening to.
Superintendent of police (SP) Fatehgarh, Anil Kumar Mishra, mentioned, “The route for taking the undertrial to court was pre-decided, but on their return journey to the Fatehgarh jail on March 28, the policemen took Baddo to Meerut-based Mukut Mahal hotel from where the notorious gangster managed to escape.”
After 48-year-old Baddo went lacking, an FIR was lodged in opposition to 17 named accused and one unidentified on the Brahmapuri police station in Meerut. Several names have been added throughout the course of the investigation.
Baddo’s son Sikandar, additionally absconding, was made a co-conspirator within the case.
Nineteen individuals, together with a number of policemen and a few businessmen have been arrested. The businessmen contains Anil Chhabra and Mukut Mahal resort proprietor Mukesh Singhal.
Baddo has greater than 30 circumstances of homicide, theft, loot and extortion registered in opposition to him. He is essentially the most needed legal within the state with a reward of Rs 2.5 lakh. He was sentenced to life imprisonment on October 31, 2017, for the homicide of Ravinder Singh, a lawyer.
Baddo is claimed to personal enterprise in Australia, the place his estranged spouse and daughter are already settled.
In February this 12 months, two Facebook posts have been produced from the account which glided by the identify ‘Badan Sandhu’, which is claimed to be the private account of Baddo. While one was an replace on relocation to the Netherlands, the opposite was a rant in opposition to a former Uttar Pradesh DGP alleging legal nexus of police and mafia in fuelling organised crime within the state.