Arrested DSP’s son threatens to destroy Bhondsi jail to avenge father; nabbed

The accused had allegedly issued audio threat to blast jail and attack its officials

Arrested DSP’s son threatens to destroy Bhondsi jail to avenge father; nabbed

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Sanjay Yadav

Tribune News Service

Gurugram, August 1

The Gurugram crime unit has nabbed Ravi Chautala, son of former deputy jail superintendent Dharmbeer Chautala, for allegedly threatening to explode Bhondsi jail.

The accused Ravi Chautala was enraged over the arrest of his father who was nabbed for supplying drugs and mobiles in jail. He had released an audio threat a few days ago.

Ravi was produced in a city court on Saturday and sent to judicial custody in Neemka jail. The mobile which was used to record the audio clip has also been recovered from his possession.

After the arrest of his father, Ravi Chautala went on to issue an audio threat to blast the jail off and attack jail officials. Citing the audio as a national security threat, the Gurugram police registered a case and traced Chautala to Sirsa and nabbed him from there late on Wednesday night.

According to the complaint filed by assistant jail superintendent Sanjay Kumar, it was on Friday night when an inmate shared the audio in which Ravi Chautala threatened and claimed that he would avenge his father and was waiting for his father’s bail.

“There will be a big riot in jail and whoever wishes to escape it should seek a transfer. I have warned you. All gangsters from Haryana, UP, Punjab, Rajasthan and Delhi are in touch with me. I will set Jail Superintendent and Deputy Superintendent right because my father was insulted in jail,” the accused said in his audio clip.

The audio clip went viral through Whatsapp. Following the complaint, an FIR was registered and the accused was nabbed.

“The arrested accused, Ravi Chautala (30), confessed that he had recorded the audio on July 24 when he was sitting with some friends. Soon after, the audio clip went viral and reached the jail officers. We have recovered his mobile phone. He was sent into judicial custody to Neemka jail,” said Preet Pal Singh Sangwan, ACP (Crime).

It may be noted Chautala’s father, Dharambeer Chautala, was posted as DSP in Bhondsi Jail. He was nabbed by Gurugram police for allegedly misusing his position to facilitate smuggling of drugs and mobiles and SIMs into jail.

“Ravi was infuriated by the arrest and wanted to avenge it and thus, issued an audio threat,” the police added.