Two carjackings solved in Ludhiana, four robbers arrested

Two carjackings solved in Ludhiana, four robbers arrested

ADCP Sameer Verma addessses the media in Ludhiana on Wednesday. Photo: Ashwani Dhiman

Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, September 15

The Ludhiana police claimed to have solved two major carjackings reported in the city in the past three weeks. Four members of a robbers’ gang were arrested by the police.

Apart from recovering a Scorpio and Brezza car, the police also recovered two Indigo cars, several gold ornaments worth lakhs of rupees, two mobile phones, .32-bore pistol and two cartridges from the gang members.

The arrested gangsters have been identified as Surjit Singh (49), alias Makhan, resident of Gol Bagh City, Ferozepur, Puran Singh (28), alias Pannu, resident of Ferozepur, Sahib Singh, alias Sabha, resident of New Abadi, Ferozepur, and Sobar Randhawa of Akash Avenue in Fatehgarh Churia. One of the gang members Lakhwinder Singh of Kaluwal village, near Ferozepur, is yet to be arrested in the case.

Additional DCP-3 Sameer Verma, ACP Talwinder Singh, and SHO, Sarabha Nagar, Paramdeep Singh addressed a press conference regarding the matter.

The ADCP said the gang had been operating for a long time and members are also facing cases of car thefts and loot registered against them at various police stations.

He said on September 10, the robbers had carjacked a Scorpio from accountant Nitin Wadwani from J Block, Sarabha Nagar, and the same gang had carjacked a Brezza from the wife of a swimming coach from J Block, Sarabha Nagar, on August 25.

The ADCP said both the Indigo cars, which the police had recovered from the gang members, were stolen by them from Amritsar and Jalandhar recently, adding that both these cars were used by the gangsters to commit carjackings in Ludhiana.

“We will demand the police remand of the gangsters so that more vehicles are recovered from them. The police will also verify if any vehicle was sold by the accused,” added ADCP Verma.

Four vehicles, gold jewellery, arms seized

Apart from recovering a Scorpio and Brezza car, the police also recovered two Indigo cars, several gold ornaments worth lakhs of rupees, two mobile phones, .32-bore pistol and two cartridges from the gang members.

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