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Mohali, Panchkula police in race to arrest absconders

chandigarh Updated: Mar 19, 2015 14:31 IST
Amandeep Dixit
SAS Nagar

Amidst the ongoing spar between the SAS Nagar and Panchkula police, the two forces are now trying to trace the booty stolen in July last year from Rajat Jewellers at Mansa Devi, Panchkula, and arrest the person who had purchased the looted jewellery from the accused.

The SAS Nagar police had already arrested the 10 members of the gang that was involved in Rs 1.53 crore loot and recovered diamond jewellery worth Rs 25 lakh. The SAS Nagar police said, “During the interrogation, the accused revealed that the expensive articles were sold to one Bikar Singh. They also revealed that Bikar was not a part of the gang, but had helped them in selling the looted jewellery.” After getting the information, the Panchkula and SAS Nagar police turn by turn conducted raids at Mansa, the native place of Bikar.

SAS Nagar SSP Gurpreet Singh Bhullar said several teams had been dispatched to trace Bikar and other absconders. “The SAS Nagar will soon reach a logical end,” said the SSP.

Meanwhile, a senior police officer of Panchkula police, said, “We had dispatched teams to conduct raids at different places in Punjab, including Mansa, to trace the whereabouts of the absconders. Bikar’s arrest can throw light on the entire episode.”

This recent action of cops from both the places indicates that they are in the race to nab Bikar and trace the booty at the earliest. However, the Panchkula police still claims of not giving any authority to anyone to interfere in their investigation, whereas the SAS Nagar police, during a press conference, said the person who was arrested by the Panchkula police Narendar Singh (alias Sonu) in connection with the dacoity was not the gang member.