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Milk agency robbery: Eight held in Ludhiana after 18 days

Police have claimed to have arrested eight accused involved in the robbery of a milk agency at Labour Colony in Dugri Phase-1. The arrests were made on Tuesday, 18 days after the robbery in which owner Ramesh’s son, Jatin Kumar, was attacked and injured and Rs 2.50 lakh were looted by 10 men.

punjab Updated: Nov 23, 2016 15:04 IST
HT Correspondent
The accused in police custody in Ludhiana..
The accused in police custody in Ludhiana..(Gurminder Singh/HT Photo)

Police have claimed to have arrested eight accused involved in the robbery of a milk agency at Labour Colony in Dugri Phase-1. The arrests were made on Tuesday, 18 days after the robbery in which owner Ramesh’s son, Jatin Kumar, was attacked and injured and Rs 2.50 lakh were looted by 10 men.

The police have also recovered sharp-edged weapons from their possession.

The arrested accused have been identified as Maninder Singh alias Mani of Mohalla Hargobind Nagar, Gurinder Singh alias Guri of Guru Gobind Singh Nagar, Harkeerat Singh alias Harry of Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar, Gurditt Singh alias Baba alias Gagandeep of Satjot Nagar, Gurpreet Singh alias Jadu of Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar, Rahul Rana of Prem Nagar, Sachin Tiwari of Basant Avenue, and Deepak alias Deepu of Guru Gobind Singh Nagar of Daba.

Two other accused, Hardeep Singh alias Jatt and Shubham are still on the run.

Talking about the arrest, deputy commissioner of police (DCP, investigation) Bhupinder Singh Sidhu said Maninder is the brainchild behind the loot. He was holding a grudge against Kumar over some petty issue, following which he hatched this plan and involved his accomplices in it. Acting on the plan, the accused opened attack on Kumar on November 4, when the victim was present at milk agency and also looted `2.50 lakh from the shop. The whole incident was captured in CCTVs installed in the shop.

The Dugri police had registered a case under Section 392 (robbery) and 34 (acts done by several persons in furtherance of a common intention) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) against the unidentified persons following the statement of Ramesh.