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4 detained suspects in nun rape case hardcore criminals: Punjab Police

A day after detaining four Bangladeshi nationals believed to be involved in the rape of a nun at Ranaghat in West Bengal on March 14, the local police waited for their counterparts in West Bengal to arrive here and confirm their involvement in the crime.

punjab Updated: Apr 01, 2015 21:55 IST
Arjun Sharma
Bangladesh

A day after detaining four Bangladeshi nationals believed to be involved in the rape of a nun at Ranaghat in West Bengal on March 14, the local police waited for their counterparts in West Bengal to arrive here and confirm their involvement in the crime.

The local police have confirmed that the suspects are hardcore criminals and were involved in various crimes, including robberies and loot, in different states. The police from West Bengal failed to reach Ludhiana till Wednesday evening while the questioning of the suspects by the local police continued.

While two suspects were detained from Moti Nagar locality of the city, the two others were detained from Basti Jodhewal area. While questioning the suspects, the Ludhiana police took the help of a Punjab Agricultural University student from West Bengal who acted as a translator.

The police were able to detain the suspects on the information provided by the intelligence bureau. While the two accused were detained on Monday, the other two were detained on Tuesday.

Additional deputy commissioner of police (crime) Mukhwinder Singh told Hindustan Times that the four accused were hardcore criminals. “While the Punjab Police are waiting for the West Bengal police to reach here and confirm their involvement in the rape case, we can confirm that the detained persons are Bangladeshis involved in several crimes,” Singh said.

Meanwhile, commissioner of police Pramod Ban and deputy commissioner of police Naveen Singla are in Chandigarh to discuss the matter with senior police officials.