In a bizarre case, a UP Police constable has married a gangster accused of murders and theft leaving the state police embarrassed.

Payal, a constable from Uttar Pradesh, first met 30-year-old Rahul Tharasana, a gangster, at a court in Greater Noida where his case was being heard. Tharasana was accused of murdering a trader named Manmohan Goyal and had been arrested on May 9, 2014. He is also accused in over a dozen cases of loot and murder.

Payal met Tharasana at the Surajpur court where she was posted and. Payal remained in touch with Rahul even as he continued to be in and out of jail. Their love story flourished over the years and recently Rahul shared photographs of his marriage with Payal on the social media.

The time and location of the wedding has not been disclosed by the couple. On the other hand, Payal’s senior officers are clueless about the wedding. Payal was posted at the Gautam Buddha Nagar police station.

“We are verifying where this woman is posted right now. Action is likely against her,” said SP (rural) Ranvijay Singh. The wedding, apparently, has caused considerable embarrassment to the state police force.

According to reports, Rahul is part of the Anil Dujana gang and began his criminal activities in 2008. He has been in and out of jail and had even surrendered in July 2017 in a case of illegal possession of arms. He was jailed subsequently.

Responding to news reports SSP Noida has tweeted that it is yet to be verified if the woman actually works with the state police.