Gang looting liquor vends busted

Gang looting liquor vends busted

Police officials address a press conference regarding the arrest of robbers involved in looting liquor vend robbers in Punjab and neighbouring states, in Ludhiana. Tribune photo

Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, February 27

The police division No. 6 police busted a gang looting liquor vends in Punjab and neighbouring states. Cops arrested four members of a gang in this regard.

The accused were identified as Kulwant Kumar, 35, native of Patiala, presently living at Jaspal Bangar here, Sukhdev Goga of Payal, Mithu Singh of Patiala and Arjun Kumar of Sahnewal.

The police recovered 78 gm of intoxicant powder and 42 cases of illegal liquor from the gang members.

A Swift car, used by the gang to loot liquor vends, was also recovered by the police.

ACP Sandeep Wadehra and SHO Amandeep Singh Brar conducted press conference regarding the matter.

Brar said during questioning, the gang confessed to having committed nine loot cases in which they also injured some liquor vend employees.

The SHO said this year, the gang looted 45 cases of liquor from a vend in Amloh. They had also looted eight cases from a liquor vend in Rajpura last year. They committed five liquor vend robberies in Haryana in which they had looted 115 cases of liquor last year.

The gang looted 25 cases of liquor from a vend in Faggu Majra last year, besides 25 cases of liquor from a vend near the Shambu border in 2020. Gang members also looted 40 cases each from vends located in Shahbad and Dhuri.

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