Police claim to solve 27 cases of burglary with arrest of two
With arrest of a former para commando, who was dismissed from the Army in 2006, and his accomplice, the crime investigating agency (CIA) of the police claimed to have solved 27 cases of burglary registered in SAS Nagar over a period of around two years.punjab Updated: Feb 02, 2016 12:01 IST
With arrest of a former para commando, who was dismissed from the Army in 2006, and his accomplice, the crime investigating agency (CIA) of the police claimed to have solved 27 cases of burglary registered in SAS Nagar over a period of around two years.
The police claimed that 40-year-old Narender Kumar, a former para commando and a resident of Yamunanagar in Haryana, was the kingpin of the gang which used to target locked houses in SAS Nagar. The other accused has been identified as Sandeep Kumar, a resident of Saha in Ludhiana.
The police have also recovered gold and silver jewellery worth Rs 60 lakh, along with Rs 4.8 lakh from the accused.
“Narender and Sandeep have confessed to their involvement in 27 burglaries. They used to target locked houses between 11am and 1pm after conducting a recce in the area. They were staying in Zirakpur and had been targeting houses in Zirakpur, Mohali and Kharar,” said SAS Nagar senior superintendent of police (SSP) Gurpreet Singh Bhullar, while addressing a press conference.
The accused were arrested by the CIA team on January 22 from Zirakpur at a special “naka”.
“The accused used screwdrivers and iron rods to break locks of houses. They used to ring the bell to ensure that no one was at home. The accused met in a jail and had been committing thefts for the past two years,” added Bhullar.
About the accused
Narender has studied till Class 12 and was recruited as a para commando in 1994. He was dismissed from the Army following an armed robbery with his three accomplices. The accused had looted Rs 10 lakh from the State Bank of India at Ambala in 2006 after holding the staff captive.
Sandeep is also a Class-12 pass-out and is wanted in a number of cases of which 11 are registered in Panchkula, five in Dehradun and three in Bikaner.
First Published: Feb 02, 2016 11:57 IST