Tribune News Service
Amritsar, October 19
Five persons tried to rob two youngsters who were heading back from grain market after unloading paddy. However, the victims resisted their attempt, and counter attacked the miscreants. Taken by surprise, four of them allegedly fled away, while one of them was nabbed and handed over to the police.
The accused has been was identified as Harman Singh alias Happy, who is a sarpanch of Mahadipura village, in Majitha.
The vicitm, Ravinder Singh of Begowal village, told the police that on Monday, he along with his cousin Sukhpal Singh were heading back to the village on a tractor after unloading paddy at the grain market in Dhade village. He said when they reached near Chhota Kathnunangal, five unknown persons attacked them with iron rods, took out Rs 500 from his pocket and asked to handover whatever we had with us.
Ravinder said he and his cousin also took out an iron rod from his tractor and attacked the miscreants. Left surprised, the accused fled away from the spot. Somehow, the duo managed to catch Harman.
Assistant Sub-Inspector Ajit Singh (Investigating Officer) said Harman was unanimously elected as a sarpanch of Mahadipura village after the demise of his father Chhinda Singh.
The ASI said Harman was produced before the court, which sent him to three-day police remand. He said further investigations were under progress to identify and nab his accomplices.
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