Gang of snatchers busted, arms, narcotic powder seized

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Amritsar
  • Updated: Nov 15, 2014 21:41 IST

In the wake of increasing snatching incidents, especially aimed at tourists, the recent victim of which was a Pakistani woman, the Amritsar city police claim to have busted a gang of robbers with the arrest of three persons allegedly involved in cases of snatching.

They claimed to have seized 795 gram of narcotics powder, one .32 bore pistol, two magazines, 16 live cartridges, two stolen motorcycles and four gold chains from their possession.

One of the accused has been identified as Harpal Singh, alias, Hira, a resident of Kot Mit Singh, who was arrested from the drain near Ranjit Vihar. Police claimed to have recovered 260 gram of narcotics powder from his possession.

Another accused, Rahul Kumar, alias, Pidhi, a resident of Ajit Nagar, was arrested from the T-point near the Recruitment Office near Ram Tirath road.

Police have purportedly seized 265 gram of narcotics powder and a motorcycle from him.
Both the accused have been booked under sections 21, 22, 61 and 85 of the Narcotic Drugs and
Psychotropic Substances at the Cantonment police station.

Police have also arrested Daljit Singh, alias, Kaka Rajbir Singh, a resident of East Mohan Nagar, from near the Recruitment Office near Ram Tirath Road and reportedly seized nearly 270 gram of narcotics powder, a country-made.30 bore pistol, two magazines, 16 live cartridges and one motorcycle from his possession.

Daljit has also been booked under sections 21, 22, 61 and 85 of the NDPS Act and sections 25, 64 and 69 of the Arms Act at the Cantonment police station.

Amritsar police commissioner Jatinder Singh Aulakh said the arrested accused purportedly confessed their involvement in 15 incidents of snatching.

“More snatching incidents can be traced after their remand for further interrogation,” he said, adding, further investigations are being held.

Aulakh said the success came following the Amritsar city police launching a massive manhunt for notorious persons in the city.

“The drive was launched on October 20 and many as 150 miscreants had so far been arrested for their involvement in drug and snatching cases,” Aulakh added.

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