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Posted at: Jun 13, 2018, 2:24 AM; last updated: Jun 13, 2018, 2:24 AM (IST)

3 nabbed for PGI staffer’s murder

Tribune News Service

Mohali, June 12

The police have arrested three persons in connection with the murder of a PGI sweeper, Saurabh, alias Mandy, on June 7 in Nayagaon. Those arrested are Rishav, alias Udu; Arun Gagt, alias Noni; and Akash, all residents of Nayagaon. They worked with the deceased as Class IV workers in the PGI. As per information, Akash was out on bail in a murder case.

However, the main accused in the case, Jagman Singh Mann, alias Chhota Fauji, who fired at Saurabh, is still on the run. The police have obtained three-day remand of the accused. The other five accused include Akash’s mother as well.

Of the eight accused, six are named in the FIR, while two are unknown. The accused have been booked under Sections 302, 379-B, 148 and 149 of the IPC, along with Sections 25-54-59 of the Arms Act. The police have also recovered a 32-bore pistol that was used in the crime, along with two live cartridges.

While Rishav and Arun were arrested on Monday, Akash was nabbed today. As per information, the accused had fought with the deceased over some issue a few days before the incident as well and had threatened to kill him. As per the police, the enmity among them was very old. All of them were involved in multiple assault and snatching cases.

Main accused an ex-Army man

As per the police, the main accused, Jagman Singh Mann, has served in the Army. He ran away from there and then drove a taxi. Mann is said to be the one who fired at Saurabh, killing him. However, the police are yet to arrest him.   

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