The gang of four criminals which was busted by the Gurgaon police on Saturday had a court-martialled ex-serviceman as its head. Randhir alias Fauji, 52, had joined the Ordnance Corps of the Army in 1979 and was court-martialled in 1988 for stealing a carbine which he later used to kill his father-in-law and brother. Randhir had been in different jails for over 23 years and escaped recently when he was out on parole.
According to the police, Randhir, a resident of Ladhot village in Rohtak, confessed to having committed a dozen murders. Randhir never returned home after he was court-martialled and had been involved in criminal activities ever since.
While in jail in Ambala, Randhir adopted a fellow inmate as his son. “Fauji met Rambilas alias Pradeep alias Seetu, 21, a resident of Kuhad village in Bhiwani district some two-and-a-half years ago. Rambilas had taken to crime to keep his girlfriends happy and give them expensive gifts,” said DCP (West) Rao Abhay Singh.
Earlier, Fauji had made a demand for Rs 1 crore as extortion money from a businessman in Jind, said Singh. “When the businessman didn’t comply, Fauji strangled him in front of his family members. He was sentenced to life and was lodged in the Ambala jail but managed to escape when he was out on parole a few months ago,” said Singh.
-via The Times of India.