Date
23 July 2018
Ramanjit Singh, alias Romi, 29, was arrested by Hong Kong police on Feb. 21 after he was linked to a robbery in Tsim Sha Tsui, and has been detained since. Photo: HKEJ
Ramanjit Singh, alias Romi, 29, was arrested by Hong Kong police on Feb. 21 after he was linked to a robbery in Tsim Sha Tsui, and has been detained since. Photo: HKEJ

Indian-born HK man linked to terrorism, may face extradition

An Indian-born Hong Kong resident who was recently arrested for alleged involvement in a robbery case turned out to be wanted by the Interpol for various crimes including suspected terrorist activities, the Hong Kong Economic Journal and other local media reported.

Ramanjit Singh, alias Romi, 29, was arrested on Feb. 21 after he was linked to a robbery in Tsim Sha Tsui, and has been detained since.

He was reported to have been arrested in India in 2016 for multiple offenses, including rioting, attempted murder, robbery and forgery. He was sent to jail but later released on bail.

However, Singh absconded and fled to Hong Kong in July last year.

A source revealed that the Indian government has lodged an official request to the Hong Kong government for Singh’s extradition.

It is also understood that Singh is the subject of a “Red Notice” issued by the international police organization Interpol as he is wanted by judicial authorities in India.

Singh is said to have studied in the city and holds a Hong Kong identity card.

Hong Kong police learned that he had a hideout in To Kwa Wan, where he was suspected to have planned several criminal and terror activities, including a prison break and assassination attempts.

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A screen shot of the Interpol website. Ramanjit Singh is the subject of a "Red Notice" issued by Interpol as he is wanted by judicial authorities in India. Photo: Interpol


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