With no headway in the probe into the recent murder of Simranjeet Singh and Deepansh by ‘Bhana Gang’ outside a gym in the city, police have issued look-out notices against Daljit Singh Bhana, the main accused, and his absconding accomplices in apprehension that they may escape to neighbouring countries.
Meanwhile, the police on Saturday night arrested accused Dalbir Singh alias Beera from an undisclosed place. He was produced in the court of civil judge (Junior Division) Anuradha on Sunday and was remanded into eight-day police custody. Another accused Balbir Singh Cheema was also sent into three-day police custody.
The police are under pressure from city residents to arrest the absconding accused as the broad daylight murder that took place at Tara Singh Avenue in Basti Bawa Khel has caused panic in city. The look out notices have been served at various exit points of the country, including the Nepal border. As per drill, airport authorities across India would now be alerted so that the accused could not escape to other countries.
While police teams have been rushed to various states including Rajasthan, Bihar and Himachal Pradesh to trace the accused, a team has now been sent to the Nepal border area, sources said.
The police have also pasted posters of the absconding accused at many places in the city, asking the people to give information about the whereabouts of Bhana, Gurbaj and others.
Deputy commissioner of police (DCP) Rahul S confirmed that police have issued look out notices of Bhana and other gang members so that they can be arrested whenever they try to escape to another country.
However, the DCP denied the rumour that Bhana had escaped to Nepal and claimed that teams have been making raids at various states in other states. Bhana, along with other absconding accused, would be arrested very soon, he claimed.
The DCP declined to reveal the location from where Beera was arrested by the police on late Saturday night, saying such a disclosure could have an adverse impact on for the ongoing manhunt for the other accused.