DCP suspects highway robbers’ hand in 50 lakh jewellery heist
Deputy commissioner of police (DCP), Panchkula, Rahul Sharma, on Thursday said they suspected that highway robbers gang could be behind the Mansa Devi Complex (MDC) dacoity in which ? 50 lakh, were stolen from Rajat Jewellers on July 13.chandigarh Updated: Jul 18, 2014 16:07 IST
Deputy commissioner of police (DCP), Panchkula, Rahul Sharma, on Thursday said they suspected that highway robbers gang could be behind the Mansa Devi Complex (MDC) dacoity in which Rs 50 lakh, were stolen from Rajat Jewellers on July 13.
“We are suspecting highway robbers gang to be behind the dacoity. It is a work of professionals. They changed the track to avoid CCTV cameras. They were out of Panchkula district within 14 minutes,” said DCP.
The highway robbers gang has been involved in a number of cases of car snatchings and loot incidents in Punjab, Haryana and Delhi. In Panchkula too, they are involved in heinous crimes and some members of the gang are roaming freely.
Recently, one of the members allegedly belonging to the gang, Amardeep, was acquitted in a case of car-snatching in May in Panchkula. Vikramdeep, another member of the gang, was acquitted in the same case in 2013.
Gurshahid Singh alias Shera, Harinder Singh, Jai Pal Singh, Rajeev and Chandan of the highway robbers gang were accused of a bank robbery at a branch of State Bank of Patiala, Sector 20, Panchkula.
The incident, in which ? 11 lakh was robbed, took place on May 15, 2009. The high court had acquitted Harinder Singh as Panchkula police had shown recovery from a house that was already sealed. Shera was killed by Bathinda police on September 6, 2012. The other three accused were also acquitted in 2012.
Rajiv, Ramandeep alias Romi, Bhupinder alias Bhuppi, Jai Pal Singh, and Chandan were acquitted on October 1, 2012, in a case of holding then Panchkula Bharatiya Janata Party president Sham Lal Sachdeva’s family hostage on April 25, 2009, and taking away a Mercedes car.
However, Tarsem and Vikramjeet of the gang got 10-year rigorous imprisonment on September 25, 2013, for taking away an Innova car in Raipur Rani on January 25, 2012.
On May 20 this year, Harinder Singh, whose father Tarsem Rana works with Chandigarh Police as inspector, was found dead in Amritsar.
In the past, they were also involved in loot of a gun house in Hoshiarpur and a robbery at an Airtel showroom in SAS Nagar.
First Published: Jul 18, 2014 16:04 IST