Chandigarh: In a major breakthrough the Crime Branch of Chandigarh Police under the supervision of Inspector Amanjot Singh is able to solve the spurt of robberies, carjacking and kidnapping in which Ritz car was involved and arrested two accused:-
Yodha Singh @ Jodha S/o Puran Singh Vill. Bhoepur Teh. Shahkot, Distt. Jalandhar. Age 24 years.
Lovepreet Singh @ Happy s/o Channa Singh R/o VPO. Thambuwal PS. Shahkot Distt. Jalandhar. Age 20 years.
On 6.1.2018 a secret information was received that the persons who were involved in several cases of robberies, carjacking and kidnapping were roaming in the area of Kaimbwala, Chandigarh. On the basis of secret information the naka was laid and both Jodha and Lovepreet were apprehended while they were making preparation to rob another person. From their possession the Both of them were arrested and on further interrogation and investigation they have confessed their involvement in total 6 cases in which Ritz car was involved, one of the accused Jodha was also involved in Innova Crysta carjacking from 33/45 light point. They have done crimes in Punjab as well and recently they have looted Rs. 60,000/- from Sadak, Faridkot on 16.12.2017 at 12.00 pm from one scooterist.
The detail of cases:
FIR No. 229 dated 11.12.2017 u/s 392,34 IPC and 25/54/59 Arms Act PS-3, Chandigarh.
A Ritz car was robbed from one Puran Singh on the gun point by the two persons who booked Ola cab by using the mobile phone of one pedestrian from Bus Stand Sec.43 to Kaimbwala at about 10.00 pm on 11.12.17.
FIR No. 474 dated 17.12.2017 u/s 392 IPC and 25/54/59 Arms Act PS-34, Chandigarh.
In this case Innova Crysta was robbed on the gun point near dividing road Sec.33/45 at about 1.45 pm from one Jagdeep Singh who is working at Azad Taxi Stand Sec.46, Chandigarh.
FIR No. 531 dated 24.12.2017 u/s 365,397,34,506 IPC and 25/54/59 Arms Act PS-39, Chandigarh.
This case was registered on the complaint of Sh. Jai Ram who was kidnapped on the gun point from the dividing road Sec.40/55 at about 12.30 am, while he was coming from Zirakpur to his house Sec.56. Jai Ram was taken to Khanna (Pb) where they have withdrawn Rs.25,000/- by using his ATM and later on Jai Ram escaped from their clutches.
FIR No. 398 dated 24.12.2017 u/s 392 IPC and 25/54/59 Arms Act PS-17, Chandigarh.
In this case Sh. Sanjeev Kumar was forced to stop by the occupant of Ritz car near dividing road Sec.22/23 at about 2.00 am and they robbed Rs. 10000/- and Gold Chain from him on the gunpoint.
FIR No. 2 dated 5.1.2018 u/s 341,392,34 IPC and 25/54/59 Arms Act PS-11, Chandigarh.
In this case Sh. Raghwander Kumar was stopped and was forcibly dragged into the car by the occupant of car on the dividing road of Sec.14/15 at about 12.30 am. They robbed Rs. 10000/- from him on the gun point and later on left him on the road.
FIR No. 6 dated 5.1.2018 u/s 379,356,392 IPC PS-39, Chandigarh.
On 5.1.18 at about 11.40 pm while Rakam Singh was going to his house and reached near dividing road 39/40 the occupant of the Ritz car approached him and asked way to Nayagaon. The moment he stopped the occupant of the car looted Rs. 1500/- and fled away.
Many persons are involved in this gang. Who are yet to be arrested, we have identified 5 other accused who were involved in these cases. Efforts are on and raids are being conducted to arrest these accused. Ritz car with the fake number place i.e. PB02AA-5293 and ‘Dantar’ was recovered.
Both the arrested accused have a tainted past and both of them have arrested earlier in NDPS Act and are cousin brothers.