The Patiala police, on Sunday, claimed to have arrested six gangsters who were on a mission to rescue their associates lodged at Maximum Security Jail, Nabha.
The police also claimed have recovered two cars; a Honda City (PB 11 AX 9515) and a Mahindra Scorpio (PB 32 A 9999), a .32 bore pistol with nine live cartridges, a .32 bore revolver with nine live cartridges, two Chinese master cards and 27 Chinese credit cards from their possession.
The arrested people were identified as Jagseer Singh alias Seera Sidhana, Saraj Singh, Ramanjit Singh alias Romi and Mandeep Singh alias Giani – all residents of Bathinda district; Jagsir Singh, a resident of Ludhiana district; and Jagjit Singh, a resident of Kapurthala district, who had recently migrated to United Kingdom (UK).
The six gangsters had formed two groups and were separately working on their ways to rescue their accomplices from the jail. However, they were arrested separately from different locations.
Senior superintendent of police (SSP) Gurmeet Singh Chauhan informed mediapersons that both the miscreant parties were arrested on June 3. He added that a group of three miscreants was arrested on NabhaPatiala road near Nabha and the other there was arrested from Rajpura area.
The SSP said Romi fled to Hon Kong when Bathinda police booked him in a case and he tried to gather money for criminal activities from there. He also funded huge amounts to criminal groups in Punjab. He said Romi returned to Punjab with master and credit cards to dupe Chinese banks by hacking the accounts with the help of data from the cards.
He added that various foreign links and connections with international hackers were revealed by the arrested miscreants. “Further investigations are on to reveal the links and crime committed by them,” he said.
The police had registered a case under Sections 379, 382, 473 and 475 of the IPC and 25/54/59 of the Arms Act at Kotwali Nabha police station.