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Son of Chandigarh cop, friend booked for snatching case

In a city that has become notorious for almost daily cases of snatching with the previous SSP even claiming that it was a difficult crime to control, the Chandigarh Police have netted an ‘unusual’ accused — the son of one of its assistant sub-inspectors.

punjab Updated: Apr 03, 2017 11:55 IST
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(Illustration by Daljeet Kaur Sandhu/HT Representative Image)

In a city that has become notorious for almost daily cases of snatching with the previous SSP even claiming that it was a difficult crime to control, the Chandigarh Police have netted an ‘unusual’ accused — the son of one of its assistant sub-inspectors.

The court of duty magistrate Ashish Tathai sent Jagdeep Singh, 23, son of ASI Gurnam Singh, to 14-day judicial custody on Sunday after the police produced him as an accused in the snatching of a Samsung S6 mobile and purse from a Sector 48 resident Shaina about 10.15pm on March 28 (Tuesday). Shaina had claimed that two accused had snatched her mobile on the road dividing Sectors 33-34, when she was on her way home to Sector 48 on a bicycle.

Jagdeep Singh (23) and (right) Mohit Chaudhary (24) (HT Photos)

The other accused, Mohit Chaudhary, 24, was also produced before the court on Sunday.

The case was cracked after the phone that was snatched was put on surveillance, sources said.

The crime branch of the Chandigarh Police had arrested the two accused from their houses on Friday late night.

Jagdeep is a resident of Sector 47 and his father is posted at Sector 26 police station.

The investigating officer in the case was Hardeep Singh, while inspector Amanjot Singh carried out the arrests.

A first-information report (FIR) was registered at the Sector 34 police station against two unidentified people under Sections 356 (assault or criminal force in attempt to commit theft of property carried by a person) and 379 (punishment for theft) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) was registered.

After the arrests, Sections 411 (dishonestly receiving stolen property) and 120B (criminal conspiracy) of the IPC were added.

DEFENCE’S VERSION

Manish Dewan, the counsel for the accused, said, “Due to an old rivalry between Jagdeep’s father, an ASI and other police officials, his son has been falsely implicated and hence the arrests, just two days after the snatching incident.”

He claimed that the case was planted as no recovery had been made from either of the two accused.