Gangster, aide arrested for killing Amritsar cop’s son

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Amritsar
  • Updated: Jul 25, 2016 10:51 IST
The murder accused in police custody in Amritsar on Sunday. (Sameer Sehgal/HT)

Gangster Palwinder Singh, alias Pindi, the prime accused in the murder of Layakdeep Singh (20), son of an assistant sub-inspector (ASI), was arrested here on Saturday. Pindi’s accomplice Papinder Singh, alias Pinder, of Harsa Chhina locality here, has also been arrested.

Layakdeep was shot dead allegedly by Pindi and his accomplices on May 21 near the Gopal Mandir area on Majitha Road here. Layakdeep’s friends Abhishek Bhatia and Deepak Kumar were injured in the incident.

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Police had arrested Pindi’s three aides in June.

Police have recovered a .32 bore, eight cartridges and a car from the possession of Pindi, who is a resident of Sahabazpur Kukran Wala village in the district.

Addressing the media here on Sunday, additional deputy commissioner of police (crime) Lakhbir Singh said after being tipped about Pindi’s movement, police installed a check post on Ajnala road and arrested him on Saturday.

“Pinder was arrested on Sunday. During search, police recovered 270gm narcotic powder from him,” he said.

Police said Pindi and his gang was named in FIRs regarding robberies and burglaries registered across the state.

The accused arrested in June were: Mani Partap, alias Chetan Partap; Tejvir Singh, alias Teji; and Sukhmail Singh. Sixth accused, Lovedeep alias Lovely, of Kukranwala locality, is still at large.

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