Singh, hailing from Veldanada of Nagarkurnool district, entered the police department and joined the Andhra Pradesh Special Police(APSP) in the year 1990. After serving for little more than a decade, he was removed from service in 2012 on charges of professional misconduct. Meanwhile, as his wife won the post of sarpanch, he moved back to his village.
From 2010 he had started committing house burglaries and had committed as many as 42 burglaries. He was arrested twice and lodged in prison but continued his activities after getting out on bail. During the period of October to December 2018 alone, he had committed 14 offences. He was arrested on January 2019 and was placed under detention.