3 more held in Tarn Taran robbery case, Rs 53L seized

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, March 2

The Amritsar police have nabbed three persons involved in the robbery of Rs 1.5-crore donation money from Jagtar Singh Kar Sewa Sect in Tarn Taran on the intervening night of February 24-25. The police recovered over Rs 53 lakh from their possession.

The Tarn Taran police had already arrested two persons while the key conspirator and former driver at the dera, Satnam Singh, alias Satta, is still absconding.

Those arrested by the city police were identified as Sukhwinder Singh, alias Baba Bhundi, Balwinder Singh, alias Billa, and Tarsem Singh, all residents of Khurmania village.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (Investigations) Mukhwinder Singh Bhullar and Sandeep Malik, Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police, in a press conference here today said Sukhwinder and Balwinder were nabbed near Miri Piri Academy in the Chheharta area on February 29. Their interrogation led to the arrest of Tarsem Singh today.

The police recovered two bags containing Rs 28.87 lakh and Rs 12.45 lakh, respectively, while the remaining Rs 12 lakh was confiscated from Tarsem Singh. The police also recovered an illegal .12 bore double barrel gun from Sukhwinder’s residence. He could not produce any documents regarding the weapon.

Bhulllar said investigations so far revealed that around six persons were involved in the robbery and they divided the amount between them.

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