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City encounter: 2 more nabbed; weapons seized

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Amritsar, April 05, 2013
First Published: 21:13 IST(5/4/2013) | Last Updated: 21:14 IST(5/4/2013)

Moving ahead in the recent encounter case, the Amritsar police have arrested two more persons, identified as Balwinder Singh Billa and Rachpal Singh alias Bhatti.


The Police also claimed to have recovered a made-in-Germany revolver and five cartridges from Billa and a double-barrel gun.

Addressing a press conference, additional deputy commissioner of police (crime), HS Brar said, "The police had registered a caser against four persons who opened fire on a police party a few days back. At that time, two suspects named Ranbir Singh Rana and Jagroop Singh were nabbed, whereas Balwinder and Rachpal had managed to flee."

On Friday, a police party led by inspector Arwinder Singh got a tip off about the suspects' whereabouts, after which the duo was arrested.

Brar said the double-barrel gun had been snatched by Jagroop from Majitha area last year.

The police officer also claimed that a few cases were pending against Billa. The police were also making efforts to nab the members of the rival gang, with whom the suspects were indulging in a gang war. 

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