Delhi: Indian Idol contestant arrested in snatching, dacoity cases

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A former Indian Idol contestant has been arrested in West Delhi for allegedly being involved in over 100 cases of snatching and dacoity. The police gave this information on Monday. He said that the accused has been identified as Suraj alias ‘Fighter’, a resident of Vikas Nagar in Uttam Nagar.

New Delhi: A former Indian Idol contestant has been arrested in West Delhi for allegedly being involved in over 100 cases of snatching and dacoity. The police gave this information on Monday. He said that the accused has been identified as Suraj alias ‘Fighter’, a resident of Vikas Nagar in Uttam Nagar.

On Wednesday, police was patrolling in Delhi’s Moti Nagar area and saw a suspect on a scooter, following which the man was apprehended. A senior police officer said that the police investigated and found that the scooter was stolen from Kirti Nagar area. During interrogation, he confessed to snatching several mobile phones and looting 2.5 kg gold from Sabzi Mandi police station area of ​​North Delhi.

The official said that Sooraj confessed to over 100 snatchings in different parts of Delhi, especially in West, Outer, Central and North districts. A country-made pistol, one live cartridge, 55 mobile phones and five two-wheelers have been recovered from his possession, police said.

Suraj is a graduate from Delhi University and holds a Diploma in Computer Engineering. He won two gold medals in Taekwondo in 2012-13. In 2008, he participated in Indian Idol where he was among the top 50 contestants.

First published:September 28, 2021, 12:09 pm

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