Inter-state gang of robbers busted at Banur, say police

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Patiala
  • Updated: May 13, 2016 15:52 IST
SSP Gurmeet Singh Chauhan addressing a press conference at Police Lines in Patiala on Thursday. (Bharat Bhushan/HT Photo)

With the arrest of two persons on Wednesday, the Banur police claimed to have busted a gang that robbed people in the region. They also recovered two locally made pistols, a .315 bore rifle with three cartridges and a .12 bore pistol with two cartridges from their possession.

A Bolero jeep (HR 10 V 4580), which was stolen from the Bhiwani area, was also recovered from their possession. They were using it for the illegal activities by changing its registration number plate.

Both the accused were from Haryana and have been identified as Satish Kumar, a resident of Jind district and Manish, a resident of Shadipur near Julana town.

Patiala senior superintendent of police (SSP) Gurmeet Singh Chauhan, in a press conference on Thursday, said, after receiving a tip-off that the accused were coming towards the city in a car, the police set up a check point near Banur barrier to nab the culprits. “When they saw the police, they tried to run away, but the police personal caught hold of them,” he said.

The police officials recovered weapons and ammo from inside the jeep and arrested the culprits. The police registered a case under Sections 379, 392, 411, 472, 120-B of the IPC and 25/54/59-A of Arms Act against them at Banur police station.

The police said with the arrest of two robbers, several other cases would also be traced as the gang members were the part of multiple loot and robbery incidents.

Bought arms from UP

The police claimed that they had bought the arms and ammunition from Uttar Pradesh and wanted to target a youth named Jatinder Pehlwan, a resident of Julana. They were also using the pistols for loot and other incidents.

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