Robbery case: Four nabbed with weapons, snatched cars in Amritsar

They had also looted Rs10 lakh from Sohian Kalan-based IndusInd Bank branch

Robbery case: Four nabbed with weapons, snatched cars in Amritsar

Amritsar SSP Vikram Jeet Duggal shows the weapons and mobiles seized from the arrested persons on Friday. Tribune photo

PK Jaiswar

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, July 3

With the arrest of four persons, the Amritsar rural police have solved a three-year-old Attari robbery case. Gangster Shamsher Singh, alias Shera, of the Harry Chatha gang was among those arrested by the police. Shera was declared a proclaimed offender in a kidnapping case in which a doctor was kidnapped from Ajnala for ransom three years ago.

Besides Shera, Rubaljit Singh of Meerakot Khurd, Manmohit Singh, alias Manraj Singh (alias Man) of Muradpura village in Batala and Sukhjinder Singh of Nizampura in Ludhiana were arrested. With their arrest, the police also claimed to have solved the Sohian Kalan bank robbery case in which armed robbers had tied two bank employees and looted cash from the bank over a month ago.

The police also confiscated two Verna cars, snatched from the Tarn Taran bypass and the Batala bypass, a double-barrel gun stolen with 10 live bullets from the house of cold drink agency owner Kulwant Singh in Attari, a country-made weapon with four live cartridges, a gold earring, a gold ring and four mobile phones and dongles from their possession.

Amritsar (rural) SSP Vikram Jeet Duggal said it was a major success for the police which nabbed a wanted criminal Shera. He was also one of the main suspects involved in abducting a doctor for ransom in Ajnala three years ago. He had been evading arrest since then and was declared a proclaimed offender by the court.

The same gang had looted over Rs 10 lakh from the IndusInd Bank branch at Sohian Kalan village after holding two employees, including the manager, captive. Two more cases of car snatchings were solved by the police.

Gurpartap Singh Sahota, DSP, Attari, said the accused were brought on three-day police remand for further interrogation. More recoveries were likely to be made from their investigation and the police were hoping to crack more cases occurred in the past.

Meanwhile, armed persons posing as cops entered the house of Kulwant Singh on Monday alleging that his vehicle was involved in an accident. They later looted around Rs 7.5 lakh, besides gold ornaments of the similar value from the house after training the gun at his grandson.