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Delhi police in a spot, Cong president Sonia Gandhi’s SPG commando goes missing

File Picture : The Financial Express
File Picture : The Financial Express

An SPG commando from Congress President Sonia Gandhi’s security cover has gone missing since September 3 under suspicious circumstances. Thereby putting the Delhi police in a tight spot.

According to Times of India, The commando, Rakesh Kumar, had reported for duty at Gandhi’s official residence 10, Janpath on September 1. However, it was later found out that he had an off on the given day. Why did he don his uniform and came to work that day is what’s troubling the police officials now.

The 31-year-old left Gandhi’s residence around 11am on September 1 after meeting his friends there, police said. Rakesh, however, left his service revolver as well as his mobile phone behind, and thus could not be reached either by police or family. Rakesh lives in a rented accommodation in Dwarka with his wife and two kids.

When he could not be reached on September 2, the family members presumed that his duty hours might have been extended by a day. When he could not be contacted even on September 3, they discounted it thinking he might have gone to a remote location with no mobile connectivity, as can be the case with security officials. When two days passed with no information about Rakesh, his kin got worried and reached 10, Janpath to inquire about his whereabouts.

Rakesh’s father subsequently filed a missing persons complaint with the police. There has been no breakthrough in the case yet and an investigation is underway.

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