Gang that looted house after taking kids hostage busted

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Ludhiana
  • Updated: Apr 28, 2016 14:02 IST
The accused in custody of Haibowal police. (Sikander Singh Chopra/HT Photo)

Four days after a gang of five robbed a woman of cash and jewellery worth Rs 50 lakh after holding her two granddaughters, aged 7, at gunpoint, at her house in Pratap Singh Wala area, police claimed to have solved the case with the arrest of five.

Children kept hostage as robbers loot house in Ludhiana

The accused have been identified as Amrit Singh of New Kundanpuri, Shubham Kanauj of Kundanpuri, Vinay Lodhi of Guru Nanak Pura, Abhishek Randhawa of Ferozepur and Jaspreet Kaur of Pratap Singh Wala area.

Deputy commissioner of police Dhruman Nimble in a press conference said, “The five accused, including a woman, have been arrested by the Haibowal police. They were arrested after a report was filed with the police that these people were involved in robbery.”

“Amrit was arrested on April 26. He informed police about the hideout of the rest of the accused, following which; police raided a house in Guru Nanak Pura on April 27 and arrested four others, the DCP said.

Complainant Lad Kaur had stated to the police that she helplessly watched them loot cash, gold and other valuables from the house.

Nimble said, “Rs 40,000, four gold bracelets, one camera, seven mobile phones, one watch and one motorcycle have been recovered from the possession of accused.”

Police have booked the accused under Sections 395 (dacoity), 120-B (criminal conspiracy to commit an offence) of the IPC and Arms Act.

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