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Ludhiana gangrape: another accused arrested

The police on Tuesday arrested another person accused of raping a 21-year-old hotel employee from Ambedkar Nagar near Model Town following a tip-off.

chandigarh Updated: Mar 11, 2015 10:04 IST
Tarsem Singh Deogan
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The police on Tuesday arrested another person accused of raping a 21-year-old hotel employee from Ambedkar Nagar near Model Town following a tip-off.

The accused has been identified as Sunny, a resident of Ambala. The police on Monday arrested Badal, a native of Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar. The third accused, Monu, alias Mohan, a resident of Safidon town in Jind district of Haryana, is still at large and efforts were on to arrest him, the police said.

Meanwhile, Badal was produced before a local court on Tuesday which remanded him in four-day police custody. The police said Badal was a habitual offender. Besides committing petty crimes such as thefts and snatchings, Badal was also arrested in an attempt to murder case. The case is pending in the court.

Badal and his four accomplices were booked on April 26, 2010, under Sections 307 (attempt to murder), 341 (wrongful restrain), 327 (voluntarily causing hurt), 605 (criminal intimidation), 148 (rioting) and 149 (every member of unlawful assembly guilty of offence committed in prosecution of common object) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) at the Sadar police station.

The accused had allegedly thrown chilli powder in the eyes of an auto-rickshaw driver, Gurdit Singh, before beating him up. Badal was arrested on May 2, 2010, but was later released on bail.

Sunny was booked under Sections 457 and 380 of the IPC by the Dehlon police for stealing cattle on February 2. He was released on bail a week ago, the police said.

Police commissioner Pramod Ban said the police would cross-examine the accused to know the sequence of the events on Saturday night when they allegedly kidnapped and raped the girl. He said hunt was on to arrest the third accused, Monu.

CAR MIGHT HAVE BEEN STOLEN

The police suspect that the accused might have stolen the Maruti 800 car (PB-10-0222) which was recovered them. As per the district transport office details, the car belongs to Rahul Batra of Surinder Nagar. He had bought the car from a local doctor. The ownership of the car was transferred in his name in February 2007.

SHADY PAST

Badal was also booked in another attempt to murder case and under various sections of the Arms Act at the Dugri police station in December 2013, but the case was quashed by the high court. Another first information report (FIR) was registered against him at the same police station in December 2012 for causing hurt by dangerous weapons under Sections 324 and 327 of the IPC. The case is pending in the court.

The Model Town police had booked Sunny under Section 363 and 366 of the IPC for kidnapping a minor girl on the pretext of marriage in 2014. He was booked twice under the Gambling Act and twice for theft.

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