Police busted an inter-district gang of robbers and arrested four people on Tuesday. The cops recovered a car and bike from their possession.
The accused were identified as Saraj Singh of Raiyawala in Ferozepur, Mandeep Singh and Kuldeep Singh of Kang Khurd village in Jalandhar and Paramjeet Singh of Bhagatpura in Kapurthala district.
Addressing a press conference, additional deputy commissioner of police (ADCP-II), Amrik Singh Powar; assistant commissioner of police (ACP cantonment) Mukesh Kumar said a team, led by station house officer (SHO) Sanbir Singh laid a trap at Jagral village and stopped three youths, who were riding on a bike (PB08-CT-3779), for the checking.
They added during the frisking, the cops recovered 170-gm intoxicant powder from their possession and registered cases under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act.
During the interrogation, the accused confessed to robbing Maruti Swift Dzire (PB08-CC-1051) from a transporter outside CT Group of Institution, Shahpur, on June 6.
The car was recovered from the house of Paramjeet Singh.
Powar said Kuldeep, who was physically challenged, was the son of the former village sarpanch.
Meanwhile, senior officials claimed that except Paramjeet, the three were sent to jail six months back for another criminal case and were out on bail.
The accused had conspired to loot petrol pumps in the city.