Raminder Singh was added to Interpol’s most-wanted list in 2012. Singh was added to the list after he flew from Scotland to India a day after a woman was allegedly raped in Edinburgh in July that year. The wanted man is now fighting extradition from India to Scotland and is trying to get out of jail – so he can care for his mum.
On the day Raminder Singh left Scotland a 23-year-old woman was found unconscious in the city’s Pilrig Park in a pool of blood with a broken jaw and cheekbone and a broken tooth. Prosecutors are trying to extradite Singh, 32, back to Scotland to face trial. He lived in Rosslyn Terrace, Edinburgh, and worked as a bouncer in a gay nightclub.
He is also wanted in connection with a serious sexual attack and rape of a 27-year-old woman the previous week. Singh was arrested in 2015 after an international arrest warrant was issued in Scotland.
He has been in custody ever since and although his extradition was granted in November 2017, his defence has been fighting the order in Delhi’s high court.
Raminder went back to India where he ran a restaurant in Jalandhar. An arrest warrant was issued in November 2012 and he was put on Interpol’s most-wanted list.
He was arrested in April 2015 after Delhi police received information about his movements.
Police commissioner Ravindra Yadav said: “Acting on a tip, police nabbed Raminder Singh from Alipur in west Delhi, when he reached there from Punjab to meet one of his acquaintances.”
At a bail hearing, Singh’s lawyers also claimed the alleged sexual offences are not covered by the extradition treaty between India and the UK. But prosecutors claim strict proof of evidence in extradition proceedings is not legally required for it to go ahead.
Bail was refused in 2015 on the grounds that the alleged crimes were too serious for him to be at liberty while the extradition process was being considered by the courts in India.