Dreaded UP gangster Badan Singh escaped 10 months ago from police custody and allegedly resurfaced recently on Facebook. So how are police planning to pin him down?
Earlier this week dolabuy , the office of Meerut’s Special Task Force (STF) was a blur of fake designer bags activity. It was the only clue to have cropped up in about 10 months since one of UP’s most wanted gangsters, Badan Singh Baddo, escaped from police custody in a dramatic fashion in March last year. A dormant Facebook account in his name had shown signs of life Baddo’s location was updated to Netherlands and a rant posted against a former UP DGP. For the STF tasked with tracking down the notorious criminal who has a bounty of Rs 2.5 lakh on his head and is wanted in 34 cases Discount Replica Louis Vuitton Bags of murder, extortion and supply of illegal weapons it could just be a big breakthrough.
But Brijesh Singh, deputy superintendent of police (DSP) of the Meerut STF, is taking the social media update with a pinch of salt. The replica louis vuitton bags from china reason: Baddo has hoodwinked cops more than once. In March last year, the gangster was being escorted by policemen from Fatehgarh Central Jail where he had been lodged after being sentenced to life for murder five months ago to a court hearing in Ghaziabad in connection with another case when the convoy stopped for a brief halt at a Meerut hotel. Baddo reportedly managed to get all six police officers drunk and fled in a luxury car with the help of his gang members. Seventeen people, including nine policemen, were booked for their alleged role in his escape.
According to Singh, the Facebook update could be another one of Baddo’s tricks. “We are investigating the social Perfect Quality Louis Vuitton Replica media updates but this could be an attempt to mislead the ongoing probe. He could have asked someone else to update his account. Once before, he tried to mislead us into thinking he was abroad by making calls from numbers that appeared to be international numbers but he was actually making internet calls,” Singh said.
Unlike other criminals, he won be able to stay low for long or mingle with the crowd without catching attention. He enjoys an extravagant way of life and that what will land him in the net
Brijesh Singh, deputy superintendent of police
Senior superintendent of police (Meerut) Ajay Sahani shared Singh’s skepticism. “There is a lookout notice against Baddo so legally he cannot leave India. Besides fake louis bag , Netherlands has a strong process of scrutiny for immigrants. We have a strong feeling that he is in India but a query has been sent to Facebook headquarters regarding this update,” said the SSP.
The search for the 50 year fake louis bag old fugitive has kept the UP STF on its toes. His associates, past and present, are under surveillance. All possible hideouts are under watch. “It’s only a matter of time before Baddo’s flamboyant lifestyle gets the better of him,” said Singh. “Unlike other criminals, he won’t be able to stay low for long or mingle with the crowd without catching attention. He enjoys an extravagant way of life and that’s what will land him in the net.”
Baddo was rarely seen without his Louis Vuitton shoes, expensive Swiss watches or designer shades (Pic: Facebook)read captionBaddo was rarely seen without his Louis Vuitton shoes, expensive Swiss watches or designer shades (Pic: Facebook)
Indeed, blending in was never Baddo’s style. When he entered a room, he enjoyed the spotlight that fell on him partly because he inspired fear and partly due to his opulence. Rarely was he seen without his Louis Vuitton shoes, expensive Swiss watches or designer shades. Despite his limited understanding of English, Baddo was fond of Hollywood movies and copied the attire and mannerisms of Michael Corleone, a character played by actor Al Pacino in 1972 American crime film ‘Godfather’. “Baddo and his son both often dressed in a three piece tuxedo ensemble that was worn by Al Pacino’s character in ‘Godfather’,” Baddo’s neighbour in Meerut told TOI on condition of anonymity.
Baddo has hated me for long because I did not allow him to conduct his illegal operations when I was in charge. In fact, he had to go underground in other states for five years as he was under strict watch
Brij Lal, ex DGP, Uttar Pradesh
Exquisite Persian cats were kept behind high walls of Baddo’s palatial bungalow in Punjabipura. He moved around in a bulletproof BMW with a fleet of guards as he built his ’empire’ and expanded high quality replica handbags china his ‘business’. From assisting his father in their small transportation business high quality designer replica handbags wholesale in Meerut in the early 1980s, the youngest of seven brothers soon moved on to a more lucrative avenue smuggling liquor from neighbouring states to UP. In 1:1 replica handbags 1988, he is believed to have committed his first murder (he has been charged with five more). But it was the next decade that firmly established his name in the criminal circles in rustic UP, with a spate of murders allegedly committed by him. He had ventured into real estate and was frequently seen with notorious gangsters like Sushil Mooch and Ravinder Bhura. His entry into the cable network business earned him many foes. One of them was Brij Lal the then Meerut SSP who went on to become DGP of Uttar Pradesh whom Baddo openly blamed for “framing” him in several cases.
Exquisite Persian cats were kept behind the high walls of Baddo’s palatial bungalow in Meerut (Pic: Facebook)read captionExquisite Persian cats were kept behind the high walls of Baddo’s palatial bungalow in Meerut (Pic: Facebook)
Their rivalry was well known in the region. When the IPS officer sought special protection as a post retirement benefit in 2014 citing threat from Baddo, the gangster had sauntered into the TOI office in Meerut one evening to share the alleged wrongdoings 1:1 replica handbags of the officer. “Baddo has hated me for long because I did not allow him to conduct his illegal operations when I was in charge. In fact, he had to go underground in other states for five years as he was under strict watch,” said Brij Lal.
Years later, Baddo’s resentment hasn’t died down Brij Lal was the subject of his latest rant on social media on February 4. In real life conversations, however, Baddo is slick. Once, when this TOI correspondent asked him why he had entered the world of crime, quoting from Shakespeare’s comedy ‘As You Like it’, he promptly replied, “Life’s a stage and we are all actors.”
In 2007, Baddo (right) joined hands with Sushil Mooch (left), a mobster from Muzaffarnagar (Pic: Facebook)read captionIn 2007 fake designer bags , Baddo (right) joined hands with Sushil Mooch (left), a mobster from Muzaffarnagar (Pic: Facebook)
But many are keen to bring down the curtains on Baddo’s cheap replica handbags act. Devender Pal Singh, whose brother Ravinder was killed by Baddo in 1996, is one of them. In October 2018, Baddo was sentenced to life for Singh’s murder but escaped within months.
“A week after Ravinder had slapped Baddo for fighting with our friend, Pawan Soni, Baddo and his associates attacked us and shot dead my brother. It changed the course of my life. I had plans to settle abroad but became a lawyer to get justice for my brother. My father’s last wish was to see the culprit behind bars. Baddo never stopped threatening our family. I have changed my house and my children’s schools several times.”
Badan Singh Baddo, who has residence in Punjabipura, a posh locality in Meerut has over 36 cases pending against himread captionBadan Singh Baddo, who has residence in Punjabipura, a posh locality in Meerut has over 36 cases pending against him
In Australia, Jasmine, Baddo’s estranged wife and mother to his 18 year old son Sikandar, is fighting hard to keep away Baddo’s tainted background from affecting her son. She recently contacted Meerut SSP claiming that Sikandar had nothing to do with the escape of his replica louis vuitton father. Sikandar has been booked for criminal conspiracy for abetting his father’s escape. The boy is absconding.
“I have nothing to do with Baddo. My son was set to join a reputed university abroad before any of this happened. He is innocent and should not be punished for his father’s deeds,” she said.