A day after arresting a gang of three persons, including a juvenile, involved in the theft at two city weddings, the Chandigarh Police has learnt that the accused targeted lavish weddings in Punjab during the wedding season.
The accused have also revealed that their groups are spread in Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Ambala and Chandigarh, where they target at 2-3 weddings and then return to their native town in Madhya Pradesh.
Deepak Yadav, DSP South said, “The arrested accused have said that they belong to a Jatta Kheri village, Pachore tehsil, Rajgarh district of Madhya Pradesh and they used to come to Punjab during wedding season to target the weddings”.
During the interrogation, the police have also found that the accused function in groups and spread across different cities of Punjab and Haryana to commit thefts wherever they see lavish weddings going on.
The accused have been identified as kingpin Bunty (27), Vishal (18), and a juvenile, all three residents of Village-Jatta Kheri, Tehsil-Pachore, District-Rajgarh, (MP).
The trio was arrested from behind the Inter State Bus Terminal, Sector 43, said Deepak Yadav, DSP South.
They had stolen `8-10 lakh from the reception party of the son of SS Saini, president of Ludhiana’s Hero Cycles, at Hotel Mount View, Sector 10, on October 4.
The next day, they stole a bag containing cash around `2.97 lakh from a wedding function held at Hotel Western Court, Sector 43.
Lavish weddings targeted
The trio reveals to police that they used to come to Punjab and Haryana during season of weddings and target lavish celebrations. They used to spread out in groups and target 2-3 weddings and then return to their native town in Madhya Pradesh