The police on Saturday arrested three college students, two days after a case was registered in relation to robbery at a paying guest (PG) accommodation outside Punjabi University.
The accused have been identified as Sikander Singh, a second year student of BA at Khalsa College, Inderpreet Singh, a second year BA student at Mohindra College and Gurpreet Singh, a diploma student in engineering from a private college in Kheri Madra village.
The trio had barged into paying guest accommodation opposite Punjabi University on February 12 and looted a laptop at gun point.
However, the police registered the case only on March 5, after Hindustan Times reported about police's reluctance in pursuing the case, despite availability of CCTV footage of the whole incident.
The accused were arrested during a special checking in Noorkheria village.
The police recovered a country-made pistol, a knife and a toy pistol from their possession.
The police also recovered the stolen laptop besides a stolen mobile phone from the accused.
SHO Sadar police station Jaswinder Singh Tiwana said, "The accused have confessed to the crime and said that they were under the influence of liquor during the incident and were, apparently, first timers."
The police have informed the respective colleges.
Meanwhile, he said the special instructions have been given to owners of all PG accommodations situated opposite to university campus to install CCTV cameras inside and near their premises besides hiring security guards.