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7 dacoits arrested in Moga, major robbery averted

UNI  Moga, January 28, 2013
First Published: 13:07 IST(28/1/2013) | Last Updated: 13:17 IST(28/1/2013)

Moga district police claimed to have foiled a major dacoity by seven robbers late last night in the military area near Landheke village in the district.

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Police on Monday said they had arrested all the seven dacoits of a gang and seized a car, a scooter, two motorcycles and sharp-edged weapons.

Moga SSP Ashish Chaudhary said acting on a secret information that the gang members were planning a major dacoity and snatching vehicles on the link road last night, the police rushed to the military area.

The gang members tried to give a slip to them but the police nabbed four of them on the spot and the other three were arrested during chasing.

Police also recovered two dozen snatched mobile phones from them, he added.

The gang members had been active and operating in the district for past three years.

The arrested were identified as Paramjit Singh, Harpreet Singh, Sukhwinder Singh, Veer Singh, Harwinder Singh, Mandeep Singh and Harpreet Singh -- all are resident of Moga and its adjoining villages.

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