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Phagwara: Six African women nationals nabbed for looting passers-by

Rs 2,000, knife recovered from their possession; probe on, says SSP

Phagwara: Six African women nationals nabbed for looting passers-by

The suspects in police custody in Phagwara. Tribune photo



Ashok Kaura

Phagwara, March 3

After the recent arrest of nine women, all foreign nationals, on the charge of immoral trafficking at various paying guest facilities near Law Gate, Miherru, Phagwara, on February 5, the Phagwara police, led by Superintendent of Police Rupinder Kaur Bhatti, on Saturday arrested six foreign nationals, all women, on the charge of looting passersby. The police also recovered a knife and Rs 2,000 from them.

Sent to 14-day judicial remand

Gaurav Dhir, Station House Officer (SHO), Satnampura, said the police recovered the looted money of Rs 2,000 and a knife from the women. All six suspects were produced before the local judicial magistrate, Phagwara, who sent them to judicial remand for 14 days.

Police conduct raid: SSP

Kapurthala SSP Vatsala Gupta said here on Sunday that following a complaint lodged by Daljit Singh, a resident of Hanumangarh, Rajasthan, the police raided a place near Law Gate and arrested the six foreign nationals involved in looting.

Those arrested include Naeema (Tanzania), Nakibwka (Kasangati, Uganda), Eliza (Tanzania), Natalia (Uganda) and Nanyanzi (Uganda). A case under Sections 341, 384 and 506 of the IPC was registered against the suspects at the Satnampura police station in Phagwara on Saturday.

Kapurthala Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Vatsala Gupta, while confirming the development, said here today that following a complaint lodged by Daljit Singh, a resident of Hanumangarh, Rajasthan, the police raided a place near Law Gate and arrested the six foreign nationals involved in looting.

The police said the women took the complainant to a secluded spot on some pretext and looted him of his belongings.

SP Bhatti said the complainant told the police that he manages his business of paying guest accommodations and was going to work on Saturday afternoon. One of the foreign girls stopped him and sought his help. Meanwhile, her other five accomplices asked him to hand over his belongings. The women threatened him with sharp weapons and snatched Rs 2,000 from him. They also threatened him to raise an alarm alleging eve-teasing.

SSP Vatsala Gupta said: “These women were staying in Phagwara on an independent basis and are not students. This was the first such complaint against them. The police are working to put an end to all such activities in the region. Foreign nationals usually come to the region on a tourist visa. Further probe is on in the case.”

Gaurav Dhir, Station House Officer (SHO), Satnampura, said the police recovered the looted money of Rs 2,000 and a knife from the women. All six suspects were produced before the local judicial magistrate, Phagwara, who sent them to judicial remand for 14 days.

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