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Gang steals vehicles to arrange bail money for leader; 4 arrested

punjab Updated: Mar 04, 2017 15:49 IST
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The accused in police custody in Ludhiana on Friday.(HT Photo)

To arrange money to bail out their leader lodged in jail, a gang of four vehicle-lifters came to Ludhiana on Thursday to sell the vehicles stolen from various districts. However, the police arrested them and recovered eight vehicles including five cars and three motorcycles, besides eight mobile phones and a drill machine, which they used to break open locks of vehicles.

The accused have been identified as Gurvinder Singh alias Lucky of Tibba Basti of Moga, Angrej Singh of Guru Teg Bahadur Nagar, Barnala, Gursewak Singh alias Rajbir of Golewal of Faridkot and Jagsir Singh alias Jaggi of Villane Sadhan wala of Faridkot.

The accused are members of gang of Jagsir Singh Seera, who is presently lodged at Kapurthala jail.

Deputy commissioner of police (DCP, investigation) Bhupinder Singh Sidhu stated that the accused stole vehicles from Moga, Faridkot, Barnala, Chandigarh and Ludhiana to arrange money for Seera’s bail.

The CIA staff-1 arrested the accused from Salem Tabri area following a tip-off on Thursday. The police have recovered vehicles from different places following the information provided by the accused.

The DCP further said that Gursewak Singh and Jagsir Singh had helped Seera to escape from police custody near Haveli restaurant in Mullanpur at Ludhiana-Ferozepur road in 2014. However, Seera was arrested again by the police, but Gursewak Singh and Jagsir Singh were never caught in that case. The court had declared them proclaimed offenders.

The DCP also added that Gursewak Singh is already facing trial in 15 cases and Jagsir Singh has three criminal cases registered against him. The police are expecting to get more leads from them during questioning.