Seven of gang held by Khanna police in theft cases

Seven of gang held by Khanna police in theft cases

Police officials address mediapersons in Ludhiana. Tribune photo

Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, August 3

The Khanna police claimed to have arrested seven thieves and recovered Rs 2 lakh, Tata 407 vehicle, and some sharp weapons from them.

The accused, who are residents of Ludhiana, have been identified as Raju of Aslam Ganj, Suraj of Dhandari Kalan, Rahim Ali Bunty of Lohara, Moti Rai of Tibba, Mohd Abdul Hussain of Dhandari Kalan and Sanjay and Vinod of Dhandari Kalan.

Khanna Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Gursharandeep Singh Grewal in a statement issued said on July 20, the gang had stolen shuttering and other goods from Rab Steel Enterprises, Korhi village.

Yesterday, the police had got a tip-off that the gang of thieves was heading towards Khanna from the Ludhiana side. Accordingly, the police party laid a trap and intercepted a Tata 407 vehicle, following which they were arrested.

The SSP said about five members of the gang were yet to be arrested. After their arrest, the police could recover more stolen goods from the gang.

The gang had committed several theft incidents in Khanna district in the past few months.

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