3 held in Rs 3.42L loot case

3 held in Rs 3.42L loot case

Police officials address a press conference regarding the arrest of robbers in Ludhiana on Tuesday.

Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, October 20

The Police Division No. 6 arrested three accused in the Rs 3.42-lakh loot case reported outside the ATI on the Gill road on October 9.

The accused were identified as Gurpreet Singh Gopi of Bawa Colony, Kakowal Road, Sanjiv Kumar Sanju of Anandpuri and Mohit Sharma of Tajpur Road.

The police recovered Rs 1.40 lakh, a Verna car and a scooter from the accused.

Two accused, Toti of Samrala Chowk, and Shubham, alias Gopi, of the Kakowal road are yet to be arrested in the case.

Key accused worked in factory

Key accused Gurpreet said he was working in Jindal Textile, near Grain Market, where he used to manage cash. “I told my friends to commit robbery whenever the factory made payment to someone. On October 9, when Sandeep Jain, a manager in Rattan Fabrics, received payment from the factory and left the place carrying cash, I told my aides to corner him and snatch the cash

Joint CP (Rural) Kanwardeep Kaur ADCP 2 Jaskiranjit Singh Teja, ACP Sandeep Vadhera, SHO Amandeep Singh Brar addressed a press conference in this regard here today.

Kanwardeep Kaur said on October 9, the robbers in the Verna car had rammed the vehicle into the scooter of Sandeep Jain and when he fell, the robbers snatched the cash from him along with the scooter.

During interrogation, the key accused Gurpreet said he was working in Jindal Textile, near Grain Market, where he used to manage cash.

The accused had hatched a conspiracy and told his friends that his factory made daily payment in lakhs to its clients/workers and he was supervising the cash flow of the factory. “I then told my friends to commit robbery whenever the factory made payment to someone. On October 9, when Sandeep Jain, a manager in Rattan Fabrics, received payment from the factory and left the factory carrying cash, I informed my friends to corner him and snatch the cash. I also asked my aides to injure him while committing the loot,” Gurpreet revealed during questioning by the police.

The accused had also taken away the scooter from the victim then.

Accused Sanjiv has notorious past, as he is facing four crime cases.

Man concocted fake carjacking story, arrested

In a Breeza car “loot” case, the complainant has been arrested by the Salem Tabri police as he concocted a fake story.

Salem Tabri SHO Gopal Krishan, who solved the case, said the complainant Aman Aggarwal of Mahavir Colony, Bhamian Kalan, enacted a drama of loot and during probe, his lie was caught.

The SHO said the accused, who was in hosiery machine trading business, was in debt and was unable to pay the loan instalments of his car. To overcome the problems of the loan instalment and his debts, he concocted a drama.

He planned a conspiracy and sent his car to Uttar Pradesh on rent. On October 16, he called the police control room and told the cops that two armed men had thrashed him and snatched his car. The police accordingly registered a carjacking case.

SHO Gopal said during the probe, the claims of the complainant could not be substantiated and when he was questioned, he confessed to having concocted a fake story of loot.

The SHO said now legal action would also be initiated against him for misguiding the police.

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