A team of Inter-State Cell, Crime Branch, Delhi, has arrested a wanted criminal carrying a reward of Rs 5 lakh for his arrest by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). The accused is in the profession of teaching, and has been habitual of luring and sexually exploiting minor girls during tuitions.
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A team of Inter-State Cell, Crime Branch, Delhi, has arrested a wanted criminal carrying a reward of Rs 5 lakh for his arrest by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
The 50-year-old accused, identified as Dhaval Trivedi alias Mukhtiyar Singh, is a resident of Karelibag in Gujarat’s Vadodara and was wanted in a case of Gujarat’s Gandhinagar. He had been absconding since August 2018.
According to police, Dhaval Trivedi is in the profession of teaching, and had been habitual of luring and sexually exploiting minor girls during tuitions. He was convicted of life imprisonment in a case under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act at Paddhari in Gujarat’s Rajkot.
Monica Bhardwaj, DCP (Crime), said, “On the basis of analysis of movements, contacts and technical surveillance, the movement of the accused was suspected in Industrial Town Baddi in Himachal Pradesh’s Solan. On September 12, the team zeroed in on a location in Baddi and conducted a raid.
The team found out that Dhaval Trivedi had been working as a guard at a factory to conceal his identity. By the time the team reached the factory, the accused had already escaped. However, the team succeeded in tracing him, and arrested him.”
As per a charge sheet filed by the CID Crime in an earlier case, the accused is a serial offender, who has kidnapped eight women, including minors, till date. He knows eight languages; had worked as a principal and a teacher in schools; and had been married twice. He also used pseudonyms and changed appearances to conceal his identity.
During interrogation, the accused revealed that he was planning to write a book on his life experiences and wanted to name it ‘Ten perfect women in my life’.