CISF man hatched de­vi­ous plan to win over IAS of­fi­cer Pro­cured Drugs In May With In­ten­tion To Frame Her Hus­band

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New Delhi: The hope of a call from the lady IAS of­fi­cer ‘seek­ing help’ and ma­lign­ing her hus­band’s im­age were the mo­tives be­hind the sin­is­ter plan that Ran­jan Pratap Singh, se­nior com­man­dant with Cen­tral In­dus­trial Se­cu­rity Force (CISF), had hatched.

Po­lice in­ves­ti­ga­tions have re­vealed that Singh had care­fully cho­sen the quan­tity of the drugs and pro­cured it five months back in May as he wanted to en­sure that the bu­reau­crat’s hus­band is ha­rassed just for a few days and then let off. Dur­ing this, he planned to play the good Sa­mar­i­tan for the fam­ily and try to get closer to the woman of­fi­cer.

On Oc­to­ber 9, the se­nior bu­reau­crat re­ceived a call re­gard­ing drugs be­ing found in her hus­band’s car and Singh’s plans seemed to have worked, al­beit for only 12 hours.

She called him ask­ing for help. Cops found a What­sApp mes­sage on Singh’s mo­bile phone in which he said “I can do any­thing and ev­ery­thing”. It was sent the same day. Po­lice of­fi­cials are now look­ing for Musahid from whom Singh had pro­cured the drugs in Ali­garh. Mean­while, the ac­cused also re­fused for a test iden­ti­fi­ca­tion pa­rade.

Singh told the po­lice that

Ran­jan Pratap Singh,

Four months ago:

➤ af­ter qual­i­fy­ing for the UPSC in 2000, he met the lady of­fi­cer at the academy in Mus­sorie and fell in love. How­ever, in 2002, he got mar­ried. De­spite this, he kept in touch with her and met her at so­cial func­tions, but could not ex­press his feel­ings, he said.

Singh was aware that her hus­band trav­elled ev­ery Fri­day to meet her and the car would be parked near their res­i­dence in Pra­gati Vi­har. Sources stated that in June he got an­other key made from a key maker in La­j­pat.

“He de­cided to plant the drugs on Oc­to­ber 4, which was also a Fri­day. He parked his car in La­j­pat Na­gar mar­ket and took an auto with the drugs along. A CCTV footage has also been re­cov­ered. He opened the boot as well as the co-driver door and scat­tered them un­der all the mats in the car to en­sure that the po­lice find the drugs some­where or the other. We have taken the fin­ger­prints from the car and they have been sent for foren­sic ex­am­i­na­tion,” the source added.

It was the ac­cused’s friend Neeraj who had taken the mo­bile phone of the food street ven­dor and made the call about the drugs in an i20 car. Singh had given a note to him with mo­bile num­bers of four se­nior officers in CISF. Po­lice have sent the note and his writ­ings to an ex­pert for anal­y­sis.

“Usu­ally, peo­ple call 100 or prob­a­bly the of­fice land­line num­bers to report a crime like this. The mo­bile num­bers given to Neeraj are also not avail­able online, which re­vealed an ul­te­rior mo­tive,” an of­fi­cer privy to the in­ves­ti­ga­tion said. Neeraj and Singh are friends since Class 5, andthey also stud­ied to­gether at a col­lege in Ali­garh.

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