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Gangster, aide held with pistols, cartridges in Punjab

The police recovered two pistols, 10 cartridges, Rs 27,000 and a motorcycle from their possession.

punjab Updated: Aug 19, 2018 11:53 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, SBS Nagar
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Accused in police custody in SBS Nagar on Saturday(HT Photo)

Following a brief chase,police have arrested a category-B gangster and his aide,in SBS Nagar in Punjab on Saturday. The police recovered two pistols, 10 cartridges, Rs 27,000 and a motorcycle from their possession.

The accused has been identified as 32-year-old Harpinderjit Singh alias Roopa of Jidowal, a B-category gangster, and his companion 28-year-old Manjit Singh of Krishna Nagar in Banga.

The third gang member, identified as Gaurav of Behalpur, Hoshiarpur, managed to flee from the spot, police said.

Deputy superintendent of police (DSP) Mukhtiar Rai said,accused Roopa and Manjit were arrested by a police team from a check post.

“During a police nakabandi at Chakdana village, a police team signalled the three bike-borne accused to stop for checking. But, the trio ran away, following which the cops chased them and apprehended two,” DSP said.

Rai said, Roopa has 12 cases registered against him including an attempt to murder and several robberies.

The accused has confessed to his involvement in robbing Rs 27,000 from a liquor shop in Banga at gunpoint and another robbery of Rs 26,000 from a liquor shop on Garhshankar Road. The accused had also snatched a motorcycle at gunpoint from a Bakhlaur resident.

Meanwhile, a case under Sections 392 (wrongful restraint), 336 (endangering life), 334 (causing hurt on provocation), 379-B (theft) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the Arms Act has been registered against the trio.

First Published: Aug 19, 2018 11:53 IST