Anti-Gangster Task Force has detained Deepak Tinu’s girlfriend in Mumbai, marking a significant development in the investigation of his escape.She was brought before the Mansa court today and was given a five-day police remand.
The police have filed a case against the 19-year-old accused under Sections 376(B), 376(A), 302, 201, and 6 of the POCSO Act, according to the SP, who also stated that he will appear in court on Monday.
Police will attempt to remand her so they can conduct a thorough investigation.
On October 1, Tinu, a suspect in the Sidhu Moosewala murder investigation who is alleged to have worked with mobster Lawrence Bishnoi, escaped from the Mansa police’s CIA section.In the chargesheet submitted by the Mansa police, there are 24 suspects, including Tinu. On July 4, he was hauled to Tihar Jail from Delhi on a transit remand and taken there for questioning.
The female accomplice of Tinu who was attempting to flee to the Maldives was apprehended by a team from the Anti-Gangster Task Force (AGTF), according to Punjab Director General of Police Gaurav Yadav.When Tinu fled from police detention, she stood by his side.The DGP added that efforts were being made to find Tinu.
Major development in the Deepak Tinu jail escape: “In an intelligence-based operation, the #AGTF @PunjabPoliceInd apprehended Tinu’s female accomplice from the #MumbaiAirport. When he made his getaway and was on his way to the Maldives, she was with him. Additional #investigations to find Tinu are in progress, Yadav tweeted on Sunday night.The CIA Incharge Mansa, Pritpal Singh, is accused of driving Tinu to his official apartment in order to set up a rendezvous with the gangster’s purported girlfriend.Later, the mobster and his girlfriend managed to flee.
Pritpal Singh was detained by the Punjab Police, who also filed a police report against him for negligence of duty.A Special Investigation Team (SIT) of four police officers had also been assembled to look into the situation.The SIT’s members include Assistant IG Anti-Gangster Task Force (AGTF) Opinderjit Singh, SSP Mansa Gaurav Toora, and DSP of AGTF Bikramjeet Singh Brar. It will be led by Inspector General of Police (IGP) of Patiala Range M. S. Chhina. (With input from PTI)