Jaipur: A farm house near Ladanu area of Nagaur district is what symbolizes Anandpal Singh and his world of crime. At least that is what the top cops in Rajasthan believe.
They told journalists on Monday that the farm house had lock-ups similar to what we see in police stations. He used these lock-up to inhumanly torture people. He and his gang members had allegedly hanged a man upside down, tried to chop his neck off and then cut his body into several pieces before pouring acid on it and dumping it on the roadside.
ADG, crime PK Singh, ADG, SOG Umesh Mishra and ADG law and order NRK Reddy called a press conference in which they narrated some horrific crimes Anandpal was involved in.
Police cases are being registered against Anandpal since 1992. A total of nearly 40 cases were registered against him over the past two and a half decades. These cases are on record, while many didn’t reach the police as the victims were terrified of the gangster, police officials said.
Nanuram was one of the victims of Anandpal Singh. According to police officials, Anandpal’s gang members hanged him upside down from a fan in one of the lock-ups in his farm house. They tried to chop his neck off. They t hen cut his body into several pieces. They then poured acid into the body. In order to dispose of the body, they broke Nanuram’s teeth and bones into pieces before dumping it.
The police officials said that Anandpal extorted mine owners and his gang members killed a salesman over a petty dispute. They also killed one Gumanaram after torturing him.
Anandpal’s farm house where he built a torture room has a basement. It has several lock-ups which look similar to real police lock-ups or the ones that you must have seen in movies.
There were hundreds of bets in the basement. Police officials claimed bets were there to create an atmosphere of terror. There were no lights. People were kidnapped and kept in these lock-ups until ransom money was paid, officials said.
On the ground floor, the windows – with holes – were specially designed to open fire in case police or anyone from a rival gang tried to come closer. Windows were bullet-proof.
The rooftop was made of cement and concrete with space on the border for taking position and firing. It was similar to an army tank. The property was confiscated by the police on a court’s order in 2006.
Nearly Rs 15 crores were reportedly spent to construct this house.
Senior police officials said in the press conference that an investigation had already been conducted by police officials who have served in the CBI. These officials have concluded that the encounter was not bogus.
“A second delay could have claimed the lives of an IAS officer and several other policemen who were in the stairs leading to the rooftop of the house where Anandpal was hiding. We had to open fire,” said Singh.