To harass wife, man makes hoax calls, tells cops wife is Afzal's associate

Last Updated: Tue, Feb 12, 2013 03:50 hrs

New Delhi: They were happily married until one day his wife left him and flew to Mumbai and to harass her, this 33-year-old man started making prank calls to police claiming the woman was an associate of the now hanged terrorist Afzal Guru.

Joginder Singh Sandhu made at least 50 hoax calls to Delhi Police since January and on January 28 he claimed that a woman having his mobile number is an associate of the Parliament attack convict and that there will be bomb blasts at three places in Delhi.

Police said Sandhu married Rakhi in March 2011 after his first wife left him. He was arrested in April 2012 in a criminal case. "After his release on December last year, Sandhu started having frequent fights with his wife. He suspected that she was in a relation with a person living in Mumbai. In January, Rakhi left him," a police official said.

To harass Rakhi, Sandhu made a call to PCR on January 28 that a woman having his mobile number is an associate of Guru and that there will be bomb blasts at three places in Delhi, he said.

"Again the next day he made another call to PCR and said that he is an IPS S S Chauhan and a bomb blast will take place between 2.30 PM and 3.30 PM at Tihar jail, Connaught Place and Barakhamba Road and said that Rakhi is the mastermind of these blasts," Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime and Railways) SBS Tyagi said.
On Friday last, he made a call to Mumbai Police control room. Introducing himself as IPS S S Chauhan, he gave them a mobile number (which was of Rakhi's friend) and told them that this person is planning to plant a bomb at Kurla railway station.

According to police records, Sandhu had also cheated several people on the pretext of getting them BPL and electoral identity cards. Sandhu was arrested yesterday from near the Registrar office in Pitampura and his interrogation revealed that he came to the capital in 2002 with his family and did odd jobs.

"To make more money, he started demanding money from people in the area on the pretext of helping them procure BPL, election cards or badges of auto/taxi drivers. When people came to know about his tactics, they started pressurising him for returning their money," a senior police official said.

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