Punjab cop’s wife, son among 4 held for Panchkula carjacking
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Punjab cop’s wife, son among 4 held for Panchkula carjacking

Police also recovered the stolen Toyota Innova Crysta and the Toyota Fortuner used for the crime along with a fake pistol from their possession.

punjab Updated: Sep 05, 2018 10:13 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Jalandhar
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Robbers arrested with two vehicles and a toy gun in CIA staff custody in Jalandhar on Tuesday. (Pardeep Pandit/HT)

The Jalandhar police on Tuesday cracked a carjacking case reported in Panchkula on the night of August 21, with the arrest of four people, including the wife and son of an assistant sub-inspector of Punjab Police.

Police also recovered the stolen Toyota Innova Crysta and the Toyota Fortuner used for the crime along with a fake pistol from their possession.

The accused have been identified as Narinder Kaur, her son Kulpreet Singh and his friends Jass Chopra and Sagar of Kukar village in Jalandhar. Their accomplice Jagsir Singh, alias Sheera, who had fired in the air during the carjacking in Section 20, Panchkula, is absconding.

Rajesh Kumar, 59, a resident of Suncity Parikrama (a group housing society) in Sector 20, along with his wife Neeru had gone to drop their son at the Zirakpur bus stand around 10:40 pm on the night of the crime. While they were returning, a Toyota Fortuner being driven by Jass hit his Innova near the gate of his housing society around 11:15 pm. Later, the accused pointed a gun at the victim and took away his car. Kumar was even hit on his head with an iron rod, according to the complaint filed in Panchkula.

History-sheeters in gang

Addressing a press conference here, Jalandhar deputy commissioner of police (investigation) Gurmeet Singh said that Narinder Kaur is the kingpin and formed the gang with her son and his two friends. Her husband is posted in Pathankot and the family needed money to pay off debts, said police.

Acting on a tip-off, police arrested all four from two different locations on Tuesday. They were allegedly planning to loot a car in Kapurthala.

The DCP said Jass and Sagar were earlier arrested for ₹11-lakh robbery in Jalandhar and were released on bail four months ago.

“Kaur and her son contacted the duo and planned to form a gang to loot cars. They also contacted Sheera, who had come in contact with Jass in the Kapurthala jail. On August 21, the five looted a car in Panchkula,” said the DCP.

Police will now be interrogating the accused to know about other crimes they might have committed in the past and to get details on Sheera’s whereabouts. Meanwhile, a case under Sections 392 (robbery), 482 (using a false property mark) and 411 (dishonestly receiving stolen property) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) has been registered against them.

First Published: Sep 04, 2018 23:16 IST