Focal Point police arrested a 22-year-old man and recovered country made 12 bore pistol and a cartridge from his possession on Friday. The accused, Dharminder Sharma of Mohalla Hargobindpura, told the police that he wanted to become rich overnight, which is why he decided to loot people at gunpoint. The accused is pursuing Bachelor of Arts from Lovely Professional University through distance education.
The police produced him before the court on Saturday. The court remanded the accused to two-day police custody.
Assistant sub-inspector (ASI) Rajinder Singh of focal point police station said the accused was chased and arrested from focal point phase 5. The accused told the police that he bought the pistol from a truck driver in Transport Nagar.
The ASI informed that the family of the accused had migrated to Ludhiana from Uttar Pradesh 20 years ago. His father is a priest in a temple.
The ASI added that the accused also worked part-time to help his family.
Police are also trying to trace the truck driver from whom he bought the pistol.