Missing SPG commando on Sonia Gandhi security detail who went missing, traced near Tilak Marg; says did not go home due to financial problems

By: | Published: September 6, 2017 10:03 PM

The Special Protection Group (SPG) Commando deployed for protection of Congress President Sonia Gandhi who was missing since September 1 under unknown circumstances, has finally been traced near Tilak Marg in New Delhi.

SPG Commando, sonia gandhi security commando, sonia gandhi security guard, missing SPG commando, Sonia gandhi, Congress VP, missing SPG commando found, Rakesh Kumar, Delhi policeRakesh Kumar informed that due to some financial problems he was in extreme tension and did not go home. (Image: Reuters)

The Special Protection Group (SPG) Commando deployed for protection of Congress President Sonia Gandhi who was missing since September 1 under unknown circumstances, has finally been traced near Tilak Marg in New Delhi today. After being questioned about his disappearance by the police, Rakesh Kumar informed that due to some financial problems he was in extreme tension and did not go home on September 1 after being dropped at Udyog Bhawan Metro station. Speaking to ANI, Delhi Police said, “He kept on moving in Delhi and slept in parks. He was medically examined and then was handed over to his father.” Soon after tracing the SPG Commando, DCP (New Delhi) BK Singh said, “We have confirmed that the missing SPG commando has been traced by the police. We will question him about the circumstances of his disappearance.”

Earlier in the day, it was reported that Rakesh went missing from the Congress chief’s residence 10 Janpath. The SPG commando, who was not ‘on duty’ on the day he went missing, still reported to work. Soon after his father lodged a missing complaint, the Tughlak Road Police started a search operation. Police was clueless over the information that even though he was off the roster, why did he report to duty donning his uniform.

The 31-year-old commando lives with his family in a rented flat in Sector 8 of Dwarka in New Delhi. As per an initial Police investigation, Rakesh had reported to duty on September 1 and even met his colleagues deployed at Congress chief’s residence. He left the premises at around 11 am and was not carrying his service revolver. Police also informed that the SPG has was not even carrying his mobile phone.

After not having heard from Rakesh from over 48 hours, his family reported the matter to senior authorities posted at Congress President’s house on September 3.

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