Carjacking case solved, 3 held, one still at large

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, June 8

The Ranjit Avenue police have nabbed three persons in connection with a case, in which a trader’s car was snatched in Ranjit Avenue area on May 29.

Those arrested were identified as Gurpreet Singh, Jatinder Singh and Kunal Kohli, all residents of the Sultanwind area here. However, their fourth accomplice Raja was yet to be arrested. The police authorities said raids were on to nab him.

The police recovered the car and a mobile phone from them. Mayank Nanda (26), a resident of Lawrence Road area, told the police that he had gone to give medicines to his cousin in Ranjit Avenue. He said as he reached near Ajnala road T-point, four persons on two bikes intercepted his car (PB-02-DP-7194). While pointing a gun, they pulled him out and sped away with the car. He had two mobile phones in the car one of which was recovered by the police with the car.

Sarabjit Singh Bajwa, Assistant Commissioner of Police (North), said the accused changed the colour of the car to black and fixed a fake number plate to hoodwink the police. Following initial probe and with the help of CCTV cameras, the police zeroed in on the suspects. He said Raja was the mastermind behind the carjacking and he had used a country-made pistol in the crime. He said raids were on to nab him.

He said as per the probe, they snatched the car for their lavish lifestyle and would have dismantled it later. Talking to the media Jatinder Singh, one of the accused said it was Raja who had planned the robbery.

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