One of the members of the robbers' gang busted by the Rupnagar Police some days ago was also found to be involved in another crime committed in Chamkaur Sahib area.
According to Rupnagar senior superintendent of police (SSP) Varinder Paul Singh, police had busted the robbers' gang by arresting its five members on December 19. He said the gang was involved in Rs1.68 crore robbery on Siswan-Baddi road and Rs 11.41 lakh robbery on National Highway 205 at Bann Majra village near Rupnagar.
He said during the interrogation of the accused, it was revealed that Punjab Armed Police (PAP) constable Harinder Singh of Bara village was also involved in preparing obscene posters relating to a woman.
It may be mentioned that Daljit Kaur of Salahpur village had got a case registered under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code and IT Act at the Chamkaur Sahib police station on May 25, 2014, alleging that some unidentified persons had written obscene things about the woman, her children and other prominent persons of the village and circulated the same in the village and also threatened her on phone of dire consequences.
The SSP said during the interrogation, it was revealed that Harinder wanted to force the woman to enter into illicit relationship with him. As such he along with Jaspreet alias Dimple of Dhanauri village and Rajesh Kumar alias Chabba of Morinda prepared posters with obscene writings against the woman, her children and others and circulated them in the village.
The SSP said the police had recovered Rs 42.65 lakh and seized Rs 29.16 lakh deposited in different bank accounts by the gang members and jewellery worth Rs 13.50 lakh purchased by them from looted money.
He said the police had also recovered a Verna, Swift, Etios Liva and one tractor from their possession.
Meanwhile, Kompal Dhanjal, judicial magistrate first class, Rupnagar, had extended the police remand of the gang members for two more days.