48-year-old man finally arrested for murder of CITU president that happened 21 years ago. Police observing proclaimed offenders received a tip and carried out the arrest.
After 21 years of evading the murder of CITU Union President in 2001, the man guilty of the crime was finally arrested in Delhi.
The accused is a now 48-year-old man named Anjani Kumar Singh. A local court declared him as the proclaimed offender in the case of the murder of the CITU Union President.
The Deputy Commissioner of Police, Priyanka Kashyap stated that Special Staff of East District were on duty to observe and pay attention to all the criminals who were escaping after committing atrocious crimes. The police then received information that Kumar, the accused, was hiding in Hari Nagar Jaitpur, Delhi. Anjani Kumar Singh was working as a Security Guard in Okhla Phase-3 in Delhi. Moments later, the police formed a team of officers to pursue the accused. They created a set-up for Kumar and finally arrested him.
How did the murder happen.
Recounting back to 2001, Kumar was working as a security guard with Group 4 Security Task India Pvt. Ltd. He was also a member of the Union in 2001. Later, in March of 2001, a labour dispute sparked agitation among the Group 4 Union members. They then went on to assault CITU president Rajender Singh and a guard named Anil. They did this during the meeting of labour unions with the senior officials of Group 4 at Usha House in New Delhi.
Anjani Kumar and his colleagues brutally beat up the president Rajender Singh and the guard Anil. This led to the death of Rajender Singh. The accused, Anjani Kumar fled instantly from the scene of the crime. Of his other colleagues guilty of the crime, 3 people named Bhagwan Thakur, Avdesh and Mohd. Saleem were arrested then and there in 2001 itself. They were found guilty and convicted soon after.
However, seven others including Anjani Kumar, were still absconding from arrest. They were then declared proclaimed offenders. Later, five of the seven were arrested.
DCP Kashyap further went on to state that Kumar had gone to Asamastipur in Bihar. There he did odd jobs as a security guard. He altered his real identity and switched up his residential address frequently. He took all these precautions so that he would never get caught.