Gangster, accomplices held in Ludhiana, were planning dacoity

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Ludhiana
  • Updated: Jun 24, 2016 13:33 IST
Gangster Sukha Barewal and his accomplices in police custody in Ludhiana on Thursday. (JS Grewal/HT Photo)

The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) arrested gangster Sukha Barewal and his three accomplices from Atam Nagar here on Thursday. The accused were allegedly hatching a conspiracy to loot.

Police have recovered a country-made pistol, narcotic powder and sharp-edged weapons from the possession of the accused.

Commissioner of police Jatinder Singh Aulakh said Sukha was facing trail in 30 cases, including murder, loot and abduction.

On May 22, four people, including son of a police subinspector, opened fire at Sukha at his rented accommodation at Star Colony on the Barewal road in Ludhiana, following a verbal spat.

Sukha was admitted to Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH). According to police after being discharged from the hospital, Sukha was planning another crime.

The other accused who were arrested were identified as Harpreet Singh alias Chintu, Simranjit Singh alias Simmu and Vikas Aggarwal.

A case has been registered against at Model Town police station under Sections 399 (making preparation to commit dacoity), 402 (assembling for purpose of committing dacoity) of Indian Penal Code (IPC), arms act and Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act.

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