Ex-army man posing as policeman arrested for assaulting woman in Delhi park


The defendant admitted to his crime once he was caught, police said. (Figurative)

New Delhi:

A 38-year-old former military man has been arrested for allegedly assaulting a woman and extorting money from her friend at a park in Dwarka in Delhi by posing as a police officer, authorities said on Saturday.

The accused has been identified as Rajesh Kumar, a resident of Najafgarh.

He is a retired military member and currently works as a contract wrestling trainer with the Haryana government in Gurugram, police said.

On February 4, a complaint was received for sexual assault on a woman in a park on January 28 by a person who allegedly posed as a police officer. She had also extorted 5,000 rupees from her friend, a senior police official said.

Police analyzed CCTV footage and it was found that he fled the scene in an Ertiga car. During the investigation in the area, the appearance of such people was established and checked against the police database, the official said.

An officer revealed suspicions about a person he had checked wandering through a park last year. The officer also clicked on photos of his driver’s license and details of his car registration certificate for verification purposes, police said.

In addition, a street vendor reported that a suspicious person used to come in a Swift DZire car and wander through the parks, they said.

Police went to the address listed on the driver’s license but did not find the suspect there, they said.

The police obtained the details of the Swift Dzire car, which led to some clues about the owner. One of his contacts was questioned and his current address was found, the officer said.

Police later captured the accused and the Ertiga car was found parked at his home, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Dwarka) Shankar Choudhary said.

Kumar admitted his crime. He revealed that he got rid of his Swift Dzire car a few months ago. He revealed that he had served in the military in the sports quota and retired as a subedar.

The Ertiga car and clothing worn by the defendant to pose as a police officer were recovered from his possession, police added.

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