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Sher Singh Rana police custody extended till May 7

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New Delhi, May 3 (UNI) A city court today extended the police remand of prime accused in dacoit-turned-MP Phoolan Devi murder case, Sher Singh Rana till May 7.

Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Kawaljeet Arora extended his police custody by four days after the police said it wanted his custody to dig out facts on who all helped, harboured and financed him, how and where.

The police he said it already found that some money came to him from Ranchi and got a forged passport made from Haryana.

While staying on the assumed name of Delhi Police Assistant Commisioner of Police (Crime) Joy Tirkey in Kolkata, he had also applied for another passport.

On April 25, bringing to close more than two years of chase, Delhi Police had arrested Rana from Dharamtalla area in Kolkata.

The arrest, made after two years, two months and seven days, after Rana made the dramatic escape from the high security Tihar Jail here, was made by the sleuths of the Special Cell in association with the Uttaranchal Police.

Rana carried a reward of Rs 50,000 on his head.

Even before committing the MP's murder, Rana had 6-7 cases against him including one of dacoity-cum-murder in Dehradun where he looted a bank and killed its guard.

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