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Amritsar police bust gang of robbers; three arrested

Game over: Police say the gang members were auto-rickshaw drivers and looted their passengers after taking them to secluded places; 10 stolen mobile phones also recovered

punjab Updated: Jan 22, 2018 15:54 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Amritsar
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The accused in police custody in Amritsar on Sunday.(HT Photo)

The district police claimed to have busted a gang of robbers with the arrest of three of its members from Ranjit Avenue, Amritsar, on Saturday. Police said the accused rode three-wheelers and looted their passengers after taking them to secluded places.

Those arrested were identified as Sarabjot Singh aka Sonu of Housing Board Colony, Kuldeep Singh aka Kala of Nirankari Colony and Pardeep Singh aka Pardeep of Faizalpura in Amritsar.

Addressing a press conference on Sunday, additional deputy commissioner of police (crime) (ADCP-C) Harjit Singh Dhaliwal said inspector Joga Singh of CIA staff Amritsar was patrolling at Ranjit Avenue with other police personnel when he received a tip-off that the accused ran such a gang there.

“The team was informed by an informer that the accused looted passengers in their three-wheelers. Soon after getting information, the team arrested the accused and recovered 10 looted mobile phones from their possession.”

“A case under Sections 379 (punishment for theft) and 34 (acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) has been registered against the three at Civil Lines Police Station.

The accused will be produced in a local court for taking police remand. We are hopeful of more recoveries from them,” said the ADCP..

First Published: Jan 22, 2018 15:54 IST