Tribune News Service
Patiala, October 24
The local police have nabbed four members of a gang of robbers. They said the four used to roam around on roads with sharp weapons at night and rob people of vehicles and cash.
They have been identified as Jarnail Singh and Jagjit Singh of the Civil Lines and Vijay Singh and Captain Singh of Bindra Colony, Tripuri, here.
Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Harcharan Singh Bhullar said a police party at Shermajra near the village main road received a tip-off on October 22 that the four were looting people with sharp weapons. The police registered a case against them under Sections 399 and 402 of the IPC at the Passiana police station. Later, they were nabbed from a forest area at Sular village. The police seized two knives and two rods from them with which they used to loot people.
An official said during interrogation, it was also revealed that they also forcibly took away a scooter from the service road at Khera Jattan village on October 14. The police had registered a case under Sections 392, 394 and 379-B of the IPC. They said they had recovered the vehicle.
The SSP said the four used to steal vehicles and sell their spare parts in the market. A case under the NDPS Act has already been registered against one of the members, Jarnail Singh, at the Bakshiwala police station.
The official said the suspects had been sent to two-day police remand after being presented in a local court.
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