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