Ex-official’s son threatens to blow up Bhondsi jail, nabbed

Wanted to avenge father’s arrest in drug supply case

Ex-official’s son threatens to blow up Bhondsi jail, nabbed

The crime unit of the Gurugram police nabbed Ravi Chautala (30), son of former Deputy Jail Superintendent Dharmbeer Chautala, for allegedly threatening to blow up Bhondsi jail.

Sanjay Yadav

Gurugram, August 1

The crime unit of the Gurugram police nabbed Ravi Chautala (30), son of former Deputy Jail Superintendent Dharmbeer Chautala, for allegedly threatening to blow up Bhondsi jail.

The accused was enraged over the arrest of his father, who was arrested for supplying drugs and mobiles inside the jail. He had released an audio threat a few days ago. He was produced in acity court on Saturday and sent to judicial custody in Neemka jail. The mobile used to record the audioclip has also been recovered from his possession.

After the arrest of his father, Ravi went on to issue the audio threat to blow up the jail and attack the officials. Citing the audio a national security threat, the Gurugram police registered a case and traced Ravi to Sirsa and nabbed him there late Friday night.

Assistant Jail Superintendent Sanjay Kumar, in his police complaint, said on Friday night, an inmate shared the audio in which Ravi threatened and claimed that he would avenge his father’s arrest and was waiting only for his bail.

“There will be riots in the jail and whosoever wishes to escape it should seek transfer. I have warned you. All gangsters from Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Rajasthan and Delhi are in touch with me. I will set the Jail Superintendent and Deputy Superintendent right because my father was insulted,” the accused said in his audio clip, which went viral on WhatsApp.

Following the complaint, an FIR was registered and the accused was nabbed. “Ravi 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 officials. We have recovered his mobile phone.. He was sent to judicial custody in Neemka jail,” said Preet Pal Singh Sangwan, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), Crime.

Notably, Ravi’s father Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Dharambeer Chautala was posted as Deputy Jail Superintendent in Bhondsi jail. He was nabbed by the Gurugram police for allegedly misusing his position to facilitate the smuggling of drugs, mobile phones and SIMs into the jail.

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


Chautala’s nephew alleges misuse of name

Hisar: Ravi Chautala, son of late Pratap Singh Chautala, the younger brother of INLD patriarch Om Prakash Chautala, has sought to clear the confusion after an audio clip of his namesake Ravi Chautala threatening to blow up Bhondsi jail went viral on social media. “His actual name is Ravi Kumar. I smell some conspiracy to defame me by using Chautala as his surname. I have been consulting my lawyers to initiate an action against the persons involded in the matter,” he said. tns

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