Three cops among five booked for theft, kidnapping, illegal detention

Three cops among five booked for theft, kidnapping, illegal detention

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Tribune News Service

PK Jaiswar

Amritsar, June 25

Five persons, including three cops, were booked on the charges of theft and wrong confinement after entering the house of a local resident on the pretext of searching his house. One of them was arrested by the police.

Complainant Hardev Singh of Daoke border village falling under Gharinda police station alleged that the accused took away around 180-gm gold jewellery and Rs 80,000 cash from the house. He had recently got it released from a finance firm after repaying the loan amount.

He said he had inherited gold ornaments worth lakhs from his parents. He said for his sister’s marriage, he mortgaged the same with Matharu finance company. He said on June 8, he paid the entire loan amount and got the jewellery released. He said he had kept the same with Rs 80,000 cash in the purse of his wife.

He said on June 9 evening, ASI Baldev Singh, ASI Wariyam Singh, constable Tarsem Singh along with two others identified as Sunil Sharma and Nishanpreet Singh came to his house. They were wearing a uniform and wanted to search the house. He said they took out the ornaments and cash from the wardrobe and took him along. Later, they released him, but did not return the jewellery and cash.

Karampal Singh, SHO, Gharinda police station, said a complaint was filed with the police and following a preliminary probe, a case was registered under Section 454 (house trespass), 380 (theft in dwelling), 365 (kidnapping), 342 (wrongful confinement) and other relevant sections of the IPC. He said Sunil Sharma was arrested, while raids were on to nab the remaining suspects. The cops were placed under suspension following the incident. The police have seized the car, a purse and some jewellery from the accused.

In a nutshell

Complainant Hardev Singh of Daoke border village, falling under Gharinda police station, said he had inherited gold ornaments worth lakhs from his parents. He said for his sister's marriage, he mortgaged the same with Matharu finance company. He said on June 8, he paid the entire loan amount and got the jewellery released. He said he had kept the same with Rs 80,000 cash in the purse of his wife. On June 9 evening, ASI Baldev Singh, ASI Wariyam Singh, constable Tarsem Singh along with two others identified as Sunil Sharma and Nishanpreet Singh came to his house in a uniform and searched the house. He said they took out the ornaments and cash from the wardrobe and took him along. Later, they released him, but did not return the jewellery and cash.

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