Tribune News Service
Amritsar, October 13
The city police have arrested three persons, who robbed a cloth trader of Rs 5 lakh in Vakila Wali Gali in Katra Jaimal Singh inside the walled city on Sunday, from Anandpur Sahib.
The suspects have been identified as Simarpreet Singh (22), alias Gughi, a resident of Ganda Singh Colony on Tarn Taran Road, Dinesh Kyshap (30), alias Kali, of Rambagh area, and Yogesh Kumar (21), alias Jeesu, a resident of Husainpura. The police have recovered Rs 3.67 lakh from the accused persons.
All three accused work at different cloth shops in the same market. They were aware that the trader from Anandpur Sahib visited the market on Sundays. They kept an eye on the victim and targeted him last Sunday. Mukhwinder Singh Bhullar, Deputy Commissioner of Police
The victim, Jagjiven Singh, had visited Gali Vakila Wali, a famous cloth market in the Katra Jaimal Singh area, on Sunday when a youth snatched his bag containing Rs 5 lakh
Arjan Singh, SHO, E-Division police station, stated that after the robbery they had procured the CCTV footage of the incident, in which a youth was seen running away after snatching the bag from the victim. We have initiated the technical investigation and identified the main accused, Simarpreet Singh Ghughi. His accomplices were also identified and the police nabbed them. The police have also recovered Rs 3.67 lakh from them.
The police produced them in court which remanded them in police custody. The police said during the preliminary investigation, the accused confessed to their crime, but the police suspected that they might be involved in other crime incidents too. The police will investigate the total number of gang members and their involvement in other crimes. The accused do not have a criminal record before this robbery.
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