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Wanted in seven theft cases, siblings held in Ludhiana, aide at large

Police arrested a brother-sister duo involved in seven burglaries, from Sarabha Nagar on Wednesday evening.

punjab Updated: Jul 01, 2016 15:58 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
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Accused in custody of the Saraba Nagar police in Ludhiana on Thursday. (HT Photo )

Police arrested a brother-sister duo involved in seven burglaries, from Sarabha Nagar on Wednesday evening.

Police said the accused - Rajan Loomba and his sister Mamta of Rajan Estate, Haibowal Kalan were roaming in the area to loot a house.

Police recovered two LCDs, a laptop, four mobile phones, silver utensils, two tablets, gold and silver jewellery and a scooter from their possession.

They usually targeted city’s posh localities, including Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar, Sarabha Nagar and Model Town, said assistant commissioner of police (West) Rupinder Kaur Saran.


The accused used to hide stolen things at Mamta’s house said the ACP. Rajan Loomba is drug addict, while Mamta indulged in the crime to make easy money. The accused confessed that initially he used to commit crime alone, but later, involved his sister.


They used to roam around the area to identify a locked house and executed burglaries at night.

The ACP said more important information has been expected from the accused in questioning.

“The woman is mother of a seven years old. She used aske her son keep a tab on the movements outside the house they had barged into,” Sran said.

Rupinder Kaur Saran said, “We received many reports of burglaries in the past few days. Burglars targeted the house of Charanjit Singh of Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar when he, along with his family, was out of station between June 21 and 24. Singh told police that burglars stole Rs 2.5 lakh in cash and jewellery.”

“Following the complaint, police registered a case and initiated investigation. As burglars were captured in the close circuit television cameras (CCTV) installed in the house, police identified them, and nabbed two of them later, while their unidentified accomplice is at large,” he added.

Sran said, “There are many cases where brothers, lovers or husband-wives were involved in crime, but it is the first case where brother-sister were involved in burglaries.”

First Published: Jul 01, 2016 15:57 IST