Raj: CBI may approach Interpol to nab Addl DGP

CBI is contemplating moving the Interpol for issuance of a Red Corner Notice against him in connection with a fake encounter of a local liquor smuggler.

New Delhi: In yet another embarrassment for
absconding Additional Director General of Rajasthan Police A K
Jain, CBI is contemplating moving the Interpol for issuance of
a Red Corner Notice against him in connection with a fake
encounter of a local liquor smuggler.

Already facing a non-bailable warrant with the CBI
declaring him as a proclaimed offender and also announcing a
cash reward of Rs 10 lakh leading to his arrest, the central
probe agency was moving for issuance of Red Corner Notice
against Jain, a 1978 batch IPS officer, amidst reports
suggesting that he had fled to Singapore, official sources

The Ministry of External Affairs has already revoked his
passport at the request of the CBI. Jain has been named by the
CBI in its chargesheet filed on June four last year accusing
him of allegedly killing a local liquor smuggler Dara Singh in
2006 when he was heading the Special Operations Group of
Rajasthan Police.

The agency was preparing a case against him to be sent to
Interpol headquarters in Lyon for issuance of a Red Corner
Notice against him, the sources said.

This is for the first time in the history of the
inception of Indian Police Service that such a senior police
officer has been declared as a proclaimed offender.

CBI had earlier announced a cash reward of Rs 10 lakh to
anyone leading to the arrest of a serving but absconding Jain.

The CBI, in its chargesheet, had alleged that Dara Singh,
a liquor smuggler, was taken into illegal custody by the SOG
officials from Jaipur Airport and was taken to a lonely place
near Amber where he was kept hostage till October 23, 2006
after he was killed in a planned manner.

"The circumstantial evidence shows clearly that Dara was
murdered in cold blood by SOG personnel and the same was duly
monitored by ADG Police A K Jain, SP SOG A Ponnuchammi and
Additional SP Arshad Ali along with other officials and during
this entire period Rajendra Rathore (a sitting BJP MLA) was on
telephonic touch with Jain, ADGP," the chargesheet said.

Police had claimed that Dara Singh was killed while fleeing
from its custody.

CBI alleged there was an animosity over supporting rival
gangs of liquor smugglers between Rathore and Dara Singh, a
criminal and a bootlegger operating in Rajasthan and Haryana
who was facing several cases including those of attempt to
murder and smuggling.

"There were two rival liquor mafias in Churu and
Jhunjhunu districts of Rajasthan. One was headed by Sumer
Singh Fagediya and included Vijendra Singh, alias Tilaia, and
Dara Singh. The other group, ruled by one Virender Singh
Nyangli, was protected by the then BJP minister and present
MLA Rajender Singh Rathore," the chargesheet said.

"The animosity between Vijendra Singh, Dara Singh and
Rajendra Rathore increased in 2003-2005 and even turned into
personal animosity. Rathore even tried to reopen a false case
against Dara Singh and his aide Vijender Singh in December
2005," it further said.