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Gangster Sampat Nehra’s 5 aides sent to judicial custody

Gangsters were apprehended by the local police from Radha Soami Chowk in Mohali on June 12 night.

punjab Updated: Jun 18, 2018 11:41 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Mohali
Gangster Sampat Nehra,Sampat Nehra,Nehra
Gangster Sampat Nehra

A local court on Saturday sent all five members of the notorious Lawrence Bishnoi-Sampat Nehra gang, including an ex-armyman, to judicial custody.

Those arrested have been identified as Ramandeep Singh, alias Bhao, of Ferozepur; Shubnavdeep Singh, alias Shub, of Amritsar; Jaspreet Singh, alias Jassu, of Ambala; Gurwinder Singh, alias Guri and Bindri, also of Ambala, and Dinesh Kumar, who was posted as a naik with the army’s signal regiment in Jaipur.

The gangsters were apprehended by the Mohali police from the Radha Swami Chowk in Mohali on June 12 night. Police also recovered two .315 bore pistols with 10 live cartridges, one .32 bore pistol with six cartridges, a kirpan and a Hyundai i20 car, which had allegedly been snatched at gunpoint, from them.

The accused, who are associated with the Bishnoi gang and worked in close co-ordination with Sampat Nehra, were involved in a number of carjackings, Mohali SSP Kuldeep Singh Chahal had said after their arrest.

Police had claimed that the gangsters had admitted to their involvement in three crimes in the tricity in the past week, including a carjacking at Sector 21, Panchkula, on the night of June 9. Later, the accused used the car to waylay and loot a Gujarati family at gunpoint near a petrol pump in Saneta on the Landran-Banur road on the intervening night of June 11 and June 12.

Mohali police to seek Nehra’s custody

Wanted in two cases in Mohali, the local police will seek the remand of Sampat Nehra, a key member of the Lawrence Bishnoi gang.

Police his remand, Nehra had revealed before the Haryana Police that he was on a mission to eliminate Salman Khan on the orders of Lawrence, who is presently lodged in Jodhpur jail, and handling all gang activities from behind bars.

The Mohali police claimed that the gangsters were also involved in the murder of Banur councillor Preeti Walia’s husband Daljit Singh Walia. The local businessman was killed while he was out for evening walk on September 6, 2017.

After the crime, the gangsters allegedly took away a car forcibly in Dera Bassi.

On December 30, 2016, the gang members were also involved in a brawl outside a hotel in Zirakpur, during which they opened fire, said police. A case of attempt to murder was registered.

“We will be seeking custody of Sampat Nehra, named as accused in two cases registered with us. We will be able to solve many more cases, and are hopeful of getting crucial leads to arrest other wanted gangsters across the state,” said Kuldeep Singh Chahal, SSP, Mohali.

First Published: Jun 17, 2018 12:28 IST