In connection with the case where three of a fourmember gang had robbed a SAS Nagar resident at gun point on January 8, the Barnala police have busted the accused in the case on April 3.
The accused has been identified as Jagseer Singh Gaini, resident of Sangera village in Barnala, Baljinder Singh alias Kinda of Bathinda and Fateh Singh native of Sangrur.
Sharanjit Singh, superintendent of police (SP) of Barnala, said, “During the interrogation, Jagseer revealed that he himself had been leading the gang while Fateh and Baljinder both had robbed the car on gunpoint.”
He added that two cars had been recovered during the arrest; a Hyundai Verna had been stolen from Bathinda, whereas the other Hyundai i-20 had been robbed from SAS Nagar, and both the cars had been bearing duplicate number plates.
SAS Nagar police sources said the Barnala police had informed that the robbers too had committed robbery in SAS Nagar.
On Janaury 8, two school students were carjacked by two armed men, when the duo was seated inside the car at the parking lot of Phase 7 market in SAS Nagar.
The accused fled with the car, leaving behind the students in Nabha.
The superintendent of police added that after securing bail from a criminal case, Jagseer again had activated the gang and had committed several robberies in Jagroan, Bathinda, SAS Nag ar and Sangrur. The Barnala police have also recovered five pistols and eight live cartages from the accused.
Gursharan Singh Sandhu, senior superintendent of police (SSP), SAS Nagar, said, “The SAS Nagar police will bring the accused on the production warrants to question them to find out how did they lift several cars from tricity.”
The SSP added that they would also question them to find out how long the gang was active in SAS Nagar.