Tribune News Service
Amritsar, January 21
The interrogation of the five robbers arrested by the Tarn Taran police following an hour-long encounter revealed that they were involved in a case in which a groom’s father was shot dead in Jandiala area here around 10 days ago.
They were also involved in two carjacking instances reported in the last two weeks. Gaurav Toora, Superintendent of Police, Amritsar rural, confirmed the development.
On Monday, the Tarn Taran police had arrested Jagjit Singh Jaggi of Naushehra Pannuan, Gurpreet Singh Fateh of Bhullar, Gurjinder Singh of Manakpura and Sukhwinder Singh of Gandiwind Dhattal village while one of their accomplices, Gupreet Singh Gopi, was killed in an encounter.
Toora said it was Gopi who had fired at Salwinder Singh (50) of Fatehgarh Sahib when he along with other members of the family was returning after solemnising his son’s marriage. He was in the car when unidentified persons shot him dead. He said when the accused tried to snatch the car from Salwinder, he brandished them his sword following which he shot him.
Around after an hour of the incident, the accused snatched a car (i20 car PB-08-EA-0326) from head constable Jaspal Singh of the Punjab Armed Police who was going to meet his daughter who was married to a resident of Bandala village here. He said he was carrying Rs 1 lakh. The police have also recovered the car.
On January 16, they snatched a car from an employee of an engineering college located in the Manwala area and his colleague was looted by three motorcycle-borne persons at gunpoint. The complainant, Santosh Kumar, and his colleague Harsimran Singh were returning from Ambala and the incident took place when they reached near Rayya.
Tarn Taran SSP Dhruman H Nimbale said the police had recovered five vehicles, including an SUV, which was looted by them from an NRI couple at gunpoint near Mianpur village falling under the Sarai Amanat Khan village. They accused had confessed to over 30 robberies in the border belt.
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