Ludhiana, October 11
The city police today claimed to have busted a gang of snatchers with the arrest of four of its members and recovery of 21 mobile phones, two motorcycles and a sharp-edged weapon used in the snatching and looting incidents.
Elsewhere in the city police nabbed another snatcher and made a recovery of looted earrings and a motorcycle.
Giving details, Pragya Jain, Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police-I, said the arrested persons were identified as Raju Bahadur, resident of Janta Nagar, Ravi Kumar and Mohammed Gulfam, both residents of Indra Colony, and Gaurav, alias Mungi, resident of Ambedkar Nagar. All the four have been booked under Sections 379-B and 473 of the IPC.
On the basis of information provided by the snatchers during preliminary interrogation, the police recovered 21 mobile phones of various brands, which were snatched or looted from different areas, and two motorcycles – Bajaj Pulsar (PB-10EA-7549) and Honda CD Dream (PB-10HE-6051), used by the snatchers for committing crimes.
The police said two snatchers Mohammed Gulfam and Gaurav are already facing a criminal case under Sections 379-B and 411 of the IPC registered at the Dugri police station. The gang was operating mostly in the Dugri, Model Town, Phullanwal Chowk and Manakwal Road area where unsuspecting persons were looted by threatening them with sharp-edged weapons.
Elsewhere in the city, the police have arrested a miscreant, identified as Chandan Kumar, alias Chandu, resident of Ram Nagar, Tibba Road, who was allegedly involved in several incidents of snatching gold chains and earrings from necks and ears of the women and escaping on a motorcycle.
The police have recovered one pair of earrings and a motorcycle (PB-10EY-9878). Chandan Kumar has already been facing at least three criminal cases for drug trafficking, looting and attempted robberies.
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