Two-time national gold medallist in martial arts and former India Idol contestant Suraj Bahadur has made a name yet another field but not a prestigious one this time. He has been arrested for over 2 dozen robberies and thefts.
Interestingly, media is a fan of the former Indian Idol singer and so while interacting with him after his arrest, his fans requested him to sing Ishq Sufiayana, and amusingly, their request was complied with.
The 28-year-old was arrested along with his partner in crime Anil. They were arrested after a robbery was reported in Delhi’s Ranhola area on Oct. 21. Three men who were robbed told the police that they were attacked with a pepper spray and thereafter robbed at gunpoint.
“The accused admitted to their involvement in more than two dozen cases of robbery, auto lifting, thefts, and offenses under the Arms Act. A country-made pistol, a live .32 bore cartridge, a pepper spray, and a scooter were recovered from their possession,” DCP (outer Delhi) MN Tiwari told media in a statement.
This is not the first time Suraj Bahadur has been arrested. He was earlier arrested in 2014 from Janak Puri area when 49 stolen mobile phones were recovered from him. Suraj, who has won two gold medals in taekwondo at the national level, has 24 criminal cases against him.