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4 dacoits from a six-member gang arrested, 2 escape

PTI, Hindustan Times  Moga, November 23, 2013
First Published: 21:24 IST(23/11/2013) | Last Updated: 21:27 IST(23/11/2013)

Four alleged members of a dacoits gang were arrested on Saturday. The accused were identified as Ramtirath Singh, the kingpin, Baljit Singh, Jagseer Singh and Gurdeep Singh, all residents of Bathinda district, police said.

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However, two of the alleged gang members managed to escape, after police on a tip-off swooped on them at Phulewala canal bridge, they said. The gang was preparing for a strike in areas of Nihal
Singh Wala and Bagha Purana here.

Besides a luxury car, allegedly stolen, police also seized two country-made revolvers with live cartridges and sharp-edged weapons from their possession.
 
The accused were facing a number of criminal cases, including an attempt to murder, police said. The arrested gang members were on bail in various cases, they said.

 

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