A high-speed chase involving police trying to nab a history-sheeter and his aide speeding on a Yamaha Faizer ended with the accused losing control over the motorcycle and slipping near Dhanas on Thursday night.
The accused, Sandeep Kumar alias Sunny, 28, was wanted in at least six crime cases.
While holding a press conference at crime branch, Sector 11, deputy superintendent of police (DSP) (crime) Jagbir Singh and inspector Ranjodh Singh said a jeweller contacted them claiming that Sunny had tried to extort money from him and was going to pass through Dhanas with his accomplice Honey alias Deep, 27, resident of Ludhiana.
Acting on the information, police laid a naka at Dhanas on Thursday night. Soon enough the accused reached the area on a Yamaha Fazer, but on spotting the police, tried to speed away on their motorcycle.
A chase ensued, and soon after Sunny lost control over the vehicle and slipped on the road.
The duo and their motorcycle were taken into custody. A total of six mobile phones were also recovered from the accused.
They were on Friday presented before a court that sent them to one-day police remand.
The DSP said Sunny was involved in several cases of snatching and robberies at gunpoint in the tricity, adding that he had slipped away from the custody of Punjab Police on October 6 at Sector 43, and a case was registered at Sector-36 police station in this regard.
Mother, sister booked for obstructing police
High drama was witnessed after Sunny’s mother Dolly and sister Sunita alias Ritu tried to stop the police from presenting him before the court. They even laid down before the police vehicle.
As Sunny was produced before judicial magistrate Shilpi Gupta, Sunita accused the UT police of torturing his brother in custody, and pleaded to dismiss police’s plea seeking Sunny’s custodial interrogation. She was ordered to leave the court.
Sunny, too, showed an injury mark to the judge, claiming that the crime branch sleuths had assaulted him in custody, and would assault him further if he was sent to police custody.
Sunita was on October 12 found creating ruckus and misbehaving with police in an inebriated condition. She was bailed out only on Thursday.
Following the mother-daughter duo’s antics on Friday, the police booked them under sections 336 (act endangering life or personal safety of others), 353 (assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty) and 186 (Obstructing public servant in discharge of public functions) of the Indian Penal Code.