Delhi Police team suspended for partying with criminal in UP

Serial killer Sohrab, who was to being taken to the Lucknow court, was joined by his family on the way and along with the accompanying cops they were seen partying in a hotel.

Published: 22nd November 2019 02:43 PM  |   Last Updated: 22nd November 2019 02:43 PM   |  A+A-


NEW DELHI: Delhi Police has suspended six of its police personnel after they were found partying with a criminal in Lucknow. The criminal was an undertrial and was taken to Uttar Pradesh by the police personnel for court hearings.

An assistant sub-inspector of the Delhi Police (Third Battalion), along with a havildar and four jawans, had taken the notorious serial killer Sohrab, lodged in Tihar Jail, to Kanpur court for production. After his appearance in Kanpur, the accused was to be produced in a Lucknow court on Thursday.

According to a Lucknow police official, Sohrab in connivance with the accompanying Delhi Police team went to a hotel in Lucknow's Aishbagh locality, where he was joined by his wife and few other relatives. They had brought home cooked food including "Biryani".

As the undertrial was partying in the hotel room along with the police team, the Lucknow police was tipped off who immediately reached the spot and caught everyone red handed.

According to sources, the Delhi Police team could have been arrested, but somehow managed to save themselves by pleading that the undertrial was very much in their custody.

On Thursday, Deputy Commissioner of Delhi Police's Third Battalion, Harish said: "All the six accused have been suspended and called back to Delhi. A new team has now moved from Delhi to Lucknow to get the accused."

When IANS asked the names of the accused and suspected policemen, who were involved in Delhi Police, DCP Harish said: "What will you do with the names? I will not tell the names. All have been suspended. Write this much."


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