Balesh Kumar, former Indian Navy Steward was declared dead in the year 2004 along with another person in a truck accident in Jodhpur. Balesh’s father, Chandrabhan (who died in the year 2021) identified his son’s body back then and was burnt according to the rituals.
This year in the second week of September, a team of Delhi Police received a tip-off that Balesh the former navy man may be still alive and was living under a false name “Aman Singh” in Najafgarh. Balesh was wanted in a murder and burglary case. The 63 year old was arrested by a team comprising inspector Devendra Kumar and sub-inspector Mahak Singh, under Ankit Kumar’s supervision who’s DCP (Crime).
Ravindra Yadav Special CP (Crime) mentioned that Balesh a retired Navy Man in the year 1996 and then started transporting cargo inter-state from a truck, which was registered in the name of his brother.
In the year 2000, Balesh, his Father Chandrabhan and a man named Rajesh were involved in a high profile robbery case at Kota House on Shahjahan Road where expensive crockery and other valuable items were stolen from the officer’s bunk. The trio got arrested and were later granted bail.
The Navy Man’s mastermind:
Balesh along with his brother Sunder Lal, allegedly murdered Rajesh at Samaypur Badli Transport Nagar and later disposed of the body in Outer Delhi’s Bawana. When the incident occurred, the three men were consuming alcohol and were not in their conscious state of mind and a heated argument started between Rajesh and Balesh over money and later Rajesh accused Balesh of having an affair with his wife, Balesh and Sunder then strangled Rajesh.
To escape from police in both the cases, Balesh created a scenario to fake his death, as he saw in various movies. When he was being questioned by the police he confessed that on May 1, 2004, after a few weeks from Rajesh’s murder, he picked up two laborers – Mukesh and Manoj, both belonging from Bihar and offered them a lift till a nearby construction site. He gave them alcohol and waited for them to get unconscious after they got inebriated. He parked the truck in a corner of a road and set the truck on fire by pouring kerosene on cardboard already kept inside. Both the workers were burnt and then Balesh fled the spot, as said by an officer.
Chandrabhan identified one of the bodies as Balesh’s, following which his family managed to forge a death certificate and transferred his insurance claim benefits, pension from the navy man , and truck’s insurance to his wife.
The court was provided with a fake death certificate, as he was accused in two cases.
He created a new identity as Aman Singh and got his documents including Aadhar Card and Pan card under that name.
Balesh’s wife Santosh is absconding from police as she was aware and forged a death certificate. Now that Balesh is alive, the Police has written to the SHO of Dandiyawar, Jodhpur, asking him to reopen the matter and proceed with the legal actions further against Balesh.