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Faridkot: Two arrested, 10 weapons recovered

The Faridkot police claim to have solved the case of theft of 34 guns from a gun house in Kotkapura by arresting 2 persons while 3 of their accomplice succeeded from fleeing the place.

punjab Updated: Nov 06, 2014 23:25 IST

The Faridkot police claim to have solved the case of theft of 34 guns from a gun house in Kotkapura by arresting 2 persons while 3 of their accomplice succeeded from fleeing the place.

“The police have arrested two persons Bikramjeet Singha alias Bikka, a resident of village Santu Nangal of Amritsar district and Jagroop Singh alias Roopa, a resident of village Chack Romana of Amritsar district during a checking of the vehicles near village Laleana of Kotkapura subdivision,” said Paramraj Singh Umranangal, inspector general of Bathinda zone addressing the media at Faridkot today.

The police claimed that Jagroop Singh is also accused in some other criminal cases besides one case of murder.

The police also claimed to have recovered 10 weapons, three .315-bore rifles, four .12-bore rifles, two revolvers of .32-bore and one .32-bore pistol from their possession after interrogation.

“Gurbaksh Singh and Kamaljeet Singh alias Bunty, both residents of village Sewewala of Jatiu subdivision besides Jaspreet Singh alias Jumpy Don are the other accused in the case who succeeded in fleeing the spot when their car was signaled to stop by inspector Lakhvir Singh, incharge of CIA Faridkot at naka last night.,” the IG informed.

Gurbakash Singh is the main accused in the case of the arms.

According to the police, the three including Gurbaksh Singh are also accused in the double murder of Sukhpal Singh, 45 and his nephew Maninder Singh,20, who had been killed on March 30 this year. Both had been allegedly killed by the gang out of the rivalry as Gurbaksh’s brother, Ranjit Singh, was allegedly killed last year by the other rival group in Guru Gobind Singh medical college Faridkot. Again in turn, Gurbaksh Singh had allegedly killed the two to take avenge of his elder brother, who allegedly also a gangster.

“The police are trying to arrest the three accused. The car in which they had been travelling was allegedly also snatched from Muktsar, said Paramraj Singh Umranangal, the Bathinda IG range.

“We are also suspicious about the figure of the stolen weapons as reported by the owner of the gunhouse. According to him, when the FIR was registered, 34 weapons had been stolen, but after quizzing now, he has admitted that there were 20 weapons which were stolen from his gun house. So the police are yet to verify the actual figure of the arms stolen from the shop as all the record in the shop had been burnt after the theft.

More details would be known only after Gurbaksh Singh, the main accuse is arrested,” the IG said.
A theft had taken place at Sher-e-Punjab gun house in Kotkpaura on the intervening night of 5 and 6 October this year and 34 guns including 1234 cartridges were stolen from the shop. The police had registered an FIR against unidentified persons under various sections of IPC at city police station Kotkapura.
Besides the IG, Ferozpore range DIG Mohnish Chawla and Faridkot SSP SS Kahlon were also present during the media briefing.