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GNDU professor kidnap: Accused last seen at Delhi-Jaipur toll plaza

The kidnapping was reported by the family on Friday and they also received a ransom call for Rs 3 lakh from the kidnapper who used her phone, police have said.

punjab Updated: Sep 18, 2017 21:37 IST
Nikhil Sharma
Nikhil Sharma
Hindustan Times, Amritsar
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File photo of Jazzinder Singh Virk alias Garry, who is an accused in the kidnapping of an assistant professor from Guru Nanak Dev University.(Facebook)

Closed-circuit television (CCTV) footage of the accused who allegedly kidnapped a Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU) assistant professor, crossing Delhi Jaipur toll plaza ‘alone’ in his car, has created panic as police is suspecting extreme fate of the girl.

The accused on Sunday late evening crossed Delhi-Jaipur toll plaza.

Police have procured a CCTV footage of accused, Jazzinder Singh Virk, alias Garry, 30, of Dashmesh Nagar in Kharar, Mohali in which he was seen alone in his ‘CH03K0012’ Honda city car.

“Only the front seats of the car were captured in the cameras at the toll plaza. The girl was nowhere seen. The only hope is that the girl was at the back seat and the possibility of her meeting the extreme fate cannot be ruled out though nothing concrete can be said for now”, an official said.

“Police teams have been divided as the accused could have fled to Jaipur, MP or Mumbai after crossing the toll plaza”, added the officer.

Police questions prospective in-laws

Sources said that accused who deals with share market is engaged with a Ropar girl.

“The Ropar police have already questioned the in-laws including the fiancée while the SAS Nagar police questioned the father of the accused who retired as a driver from Punjab Governor house. This has led to another theory. There is a possibility of staged kidnapping too but nothing authentic can be said for now”, told the officer.

Police said that though accused kept his phone off, he used the victim’s phone till September 15 though he didn’t keep it on continuously.

The route he took

Sept 11: Woman left the university at 5pm for restaurant (police have CCTV footage of them seated together); later the car location traced through mobile signal is at Subhanpur, around 100 km away.

Sept 12: Accused seen travelling from Jalandhar to Nawanshahr, Rupnagar, Mohali and Chandigarh, where location tracked to Sectors 20, 12, 3 before Panchkula in evening; mobile tower later located him in Pinjore.

Sept 13: Mobile location reveals he was in Sector 7, Chandigarh, around 2pm.

Sept 14: He was in Mohali.

Sept 15: Withdrew money from her ATM card in Patel Nagar, New Delhi.

Sept 17: Police get footage of his crossing the Delhi-Jaipur toll plaza late evening


The police booked a Kharar resident for allegedly kidnapping a Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU) assistant professor.

The accused, Garry allegedly sought 3-lakh ransom from 31-year-old Sukhpreet Kaur’s parents on Thursday evening.

Police said that the accused withdrew 91,000 from Sukhpreet’s account using her debit card. The money was withdrawn from ATMs in Mohali, Nawanshahr, Beas and Patel Nagar in New Delhi.

The accused is an alumnus of Lawrence School, Sanawar.

The accused was earlier booked under the NDPS Act at the Kharar police station, said police.

According to the police, Sukhpreet, an assistant professor of Hindi, left the university on Monday for her native place in Moga’s Baghapurana but didn’t reach home.

Her father told the police that a man had called him from Sukhpreet mobile phone and demanded Rs 3 lakh for her release following which a case under Section 365 (kidnapping or abducting with intent secretly and wrongfully to confine person) was registered.

The case took a new turn on Saturday when the police found a letter from Sukhpreet’s hostel room on the university campus in which she said she was going to meet Jazzinder at Chocolate Room or Subway, both eating joints, located in the market opposite the university.

She also mentioned Garry’s address, phone number and names of his parents, saying that he borrowed money from her and she was going to collect the amount. She even mentioned that Garry will be responsible if anything happens to her.

First Published: Sep 18, 2017 19:52 IST