Police crack Rs 5-lakh robbery case, 5 held

Police crack Rs 5-lakh robbery case, 5 held

Eight persons were arrested in different cases of murder, robbery and seizure of contraband in Amritsar on Thursday. Photo: Sunil kumar

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, January 20

Days after a Verka milk agency owner was looted by armed miscreants, the police have arrested fiver robbers in the case.

Those arrested have been identified as Gurinder Singh of Malluwal village, Kanwarbir Singh of Nangli village located on Fategarh Churian Road, Varinder Singh of Kasel village and Gulshan Bhatti and Jobanjit Singh of Verka. The police have also recovered Rs1.3 lakh and the bike used in the crime.

Several persons had robbed Ranjit Singh, owner of Verka milk agency (in the name of Maninder Singh) located near the Verka bypass chowk, of Rs5 lakh when he had gone to deposit the cash in a private bank here on Batala Road here on January 10.

He told the police that he supplied milk from the milk plant to various parts in Tarn Taran, Harike, Patti, Khemkaran, Beas and Amritsar city on different vehicles. He said he was going to deposit his daily collection of Rs 5 lakh on his scooter.

He said when he took out his bag containing the cash outside the bank three unidentified persons came on a bike and snatched the bag after assaulting him. Sadar police registered a case under Sections 379-B (2) and 34 of the IPC.

Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police Prabhjot Singh Virk said acting on specific input the police arrested Gulshan Bhatti and Jobanjit Singh of Verka and recovered the bike used in the crime. Their interrogation led to the identification of the remaining accused and their subsequent arrest. He said three of their accomplices, including Rahul of Nangli, Man Sidhu and another unidentified friend of Rahul, were yet to be arrested. Raids were on to nab them.

Virk said the accused were produced in a court, which remanded them in police custody. He said more robbery cases are likely to be solved during their questioning.

260-gm heroin seized

Sadar police have arrested Mandeep Singh and Baljit Singh of Chamiary village in Ajnala for allegedly possessing 260 gm of heroin. According to the police, they were standing in a street near Mustafabad area and tried to run away after seeing the police party. The police caught hold of them and later on searching recovered the contraband. The police also seized their bike and registered a case under Sections 21-C, 25, 29, 61 and 85 of the NDPS Act.

Murder case solved, prime suspect held

Amritsar: The city police on Thursday cracked a murder case by arresting prime suspect Navdeep Singh, alias Dimple, a resident of Hardojhande village in Batala. He was currently residing at Guru Har Rai Avenue. His accomplice Arshdeep Singh, alias Lucky, is still at large. Prabhjot Singh Virk, Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police, in a press conference here, said deceased Gursewak Singh (24) was residing in Jalandhar for the past four months and on January 12, he along with his wife came to Amritsar to celebrate Lohri. He said on the same evening at around 11.30pm, Arshdeep called and asked him that Navdeep had invited him to his house. He said around 1am, the family came to know that Gursewak was shot at by some unknown person and he was rushed to a hospital for treatment. He was later referred to another private hospital, but he died on the way. Satnam Singh, father of the deceased, told the police that before dying Gursewak told him that the accused had called him under some conspiracy. They had thrashed him while Navdeep shot at him. The bullet hit his stomach. Virk said following the statement of Satnam Singh, the police have registered a case under Sections 302 and 34 of the IPC and Sections 25/54/59 of the Arms Act at Sadar police station. He said the police nabbed Navdeep on Tuesday and he was brought on police remand for further interrogation. He said raid was on to nab Arshdeep, while the police were yet to recover the weapon used in the crime.

Gang of thieves busted, 2 from Delhi arrested

Amritsar: With the arrest of two persons, the city police busted a gang of thieves on Thursday, who came from Delhi and used to steal cash bag from cars, after fooling their owners. The police said the seven-member gang included a woman also. Those arrested have been identified as Rohit and Satish, both residents of Bogal Colony, located in the slums near Nizamuddin Railway station in South Delhi. Assistant Commissioner of Police, Palwinder Singh, said, the gang was active in the city for the past one month. The accused had decamped with a bag containing Rs 2 lakhs from the Court Road area on January 13. During probe, the police arrested the duo who were brought on the police remand. The police also identified their two accomplices, including Pawan and Sandeep, and raids were on to nab them. The ACP said the accused were hooked to drugs and used to commit thefts in order to garner money for the consumption of drugs. He said they came to Amritsar over a month ago and were living near Vallah vegetable market. Pawan has a case of Arms Act and robbery registered against him in South Delhi. Investigations revealed that they had committed a number of such thefts in different parts of the city. TNS

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