Tribune News Service
Ludhiana, January 24
The police have announced Rs 1-lakh cash reward for information leading to gangster Sukhwinder Singh Moni’s arrest. Earlier, the police had announced a cash reward of Rs 50,000 for his arrest in November last year.
Moni and his accomplice shot dead a financier at Jawahar Camp last night. Both were caught on CCTV cameras as they ran towards their car after killing financier Harjinder Singh Ahuja, alias Jindi. The police traced the car number to an address in New Delhi. When they visited the house, it turned out that Moni had used a fake registration number plate on his car used in the crime.
The person living at that house in Delhi told the police that he had owned a WagonR car for a long time and the same was parked at his house since past night. It seemed the gangster copied his car number.
Meanwhile, the police circulated the message about Rs 1-lakh reward on the gangster on its official Facebook page and on Twitter handle.
“This accused person is Sukhwinder Singh, alias Moni, son of Gurdev Singh, a resident of Jawahar Nagar Camp, Ludhiana. He, along with his other accomplices, murdered Harjinder Singh Ahuja, alias Jindi, with a firearm at Jawahar Camp on the night of January 24. Any information about him may kindly be shared with the police control room of Ludhiana at mobile no. 7837018500, and the identity of the informer will be kept secret. He will be rewarded with Rs 1 lakh for information leading to his arrest,” reads the police post on FB.
Sources said a board of doctors, comprising Dr Rohit Rampal, Dr Raman and Dr Sheetal, today conducted a post-mortem examination of Jindi’s body. According to the doctors, the deceased had suffered seven bullet injuries, one in the head, two each in the stomach and the chest, one each in the arm and the wrist.
The sources said the assailants had fired more than 12 shots. After killing the financier, they also fired shots into the air to intimidate the people present in the market.
Commissioner of Police Rakesh Agrawal told The Tribune that it could be possible that Moni had stolen the WagonR car used in the crime and put a fake Delhi number on it. “I have formed a SIT headed by the DCP Detective. Teams also conducted raids at the suspected hideouts of the accused. We also have some inputs and soon, gangster Moni will be in the police net,” said Agrawal.
Gangster shot at man in Ambala on Dec 6
While gangster Moni was on the run after his gang of ATM thieves was busted by the Ludhiana police, the Ambala police contacted their Ludhiana counterparts and informed them that Moni had reportedly shot at a man in Ambala on December 6. The victim had remained in a comma for a few days. The cause of assault on the man could be a loot attempt.
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