Finally after three weeks, UT police on Tuesday got custody of seven members of the gang in connection with the robbery at Bhullar Farms in Khuda Lahora.
The gang members arrested by the SAS Nagar police from an abandoned factory in Dera Bassi on August 5 were brought on production warr-ants amid high security and produced before judicial magistrate Pradeep Synghal on Thursday.
The court sent all seven members of the gang to one-day police remand, even as the police had sought five days to make recoveries.
The police had sought the custodial interrogation of the accused — Raj Kumar and Jagga, residents of Dheha Basti in Barwala; Birju, a resident of Dheha village in Banur and presently residing at Dheha Basti, Ambala; Bhalu, a resident of Basti Handesra in SAS Nagar; Shama and Raju, residents of Dheha Basti in Ambala, and Bittu, a resident of Barwala.
As per the police, the gang had struck at three farm houses in Khuda Lahora and Mullanpur on the intervening night of July 26 and 27.
They alleged that the accused forced farm house caretaker Gian Singh, 65, a former ASI with Punjab Police, to open up and assaulted him with rods and sharp-edged weapons, leaving the room splattered with blood. The accused had stolen `50,000 in cash along with a gold bracelet that is yet to be recovered.
The farm is owned by Daljeet Singh Bhullar, former director general of police (DGP), Punjab Police, and around 15 people, including seven children, stay there.