On July 14, the accused had assaulted a man, and stolen <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>70,000 he was carrying and his Apple watch. On July 10, the accused had set the victim's car on fire. (HT FILE)
On July 14, the accused had assaulted a man, and stolen 70,000 he was carrying and his Apple watch. On July 10, the accused had set the victim's car on fire. (HT FILE)

Fugitive wanted since 2017 held with pistol, cartridges in Chandigarh

The accused was arrested from a naka near the bridge in Sector 23 when a pedestrian was stopped by the police
By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON JUL 18, 2021 01:23 AM IST

A supplier of illegal weapons was held with a pistol made in the USA along with four live cartridges, a black air pistol and an empty magazine along with a plastic grip knife, the police said on Saturday.

The accused was identified as Shiv Charan, alias Shibbi, 28, of Mastgarh village in Mullanpur of Mohali district. The accused has already been declared a proclaimed offender in a case registered in September 2017 under Sections 147, 148, 149, 307 506 of the Indian Penal Code and under the Arms Act at Sector-31 police station.

The accused was arrested from a naka near the bridge in Sector 23 when a pedestrian was stopped by the police. A case under the Arms Act was registered on July 17.

Shiv Charan already had seven cases registered against him and is wanted in all the cases.

Had robbed a Kajheri resident of 70K, set a vehicle on fire

On July 14, one Karan Walia of Kajheri village had reported that accused Shiv Charan along with his accomplices Sunil, Sokat, Anil, alias Bora, and others had attacked him with sticks and iron rod, near the 66KV station in Kajheri. Walia had alleged that the accused had stolen 70,000 he was carrying and his Apple watch.

A case under Sections 147, 148, 149, 323, 427, 379, 506 of the IPC was registered. The complainant was injured and admitted to Government Multi-Specialty Hospital in Sector 16.

The attack was reported just a few days after accused Shiv Charan along with Sunil, alias Nathi, had set Walia’s car on fire. On July 10, a Chevrolet Cruze bearing Delhi registration number parked at BJ Enclave, Sector 50, was set ablaze.

Walia had alleged that the accused had even threatened him after setting his vehicle on fire. A case under Sections 435 of the IPC was registered.

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