He was accused of threatening a city jeweller and had planned to kill three persons including SI
Chandigarh: The notorious gangster Sandeep alias Sunny alias Khurmi who was accused of having threatened city based jeweller of Shiva Jewellers demanding extortion and had also planned to kill three persons including a Sub Inspector of UT Police, has been arrested by the Chandigarh Police.
The accused had escaped from the custody of Haryana Police when he was being taken back after producing him in District Court Mohali on October 10.
The accused was held by Anti-Snatching, Robbery and Dacoity Detection Cell of Crime Branch, Chandigarh.
Inspector Amanjot Singh said that he received a secret information that Sandeep Singh who had escaped from the custody of Haryana Police was having an illegal pistol in his possession, and that he was continuously threatening people demanding money from them. The accused was going to Dhanas in Eon white car bearing number CH49T-5498 to kill Shiv Kumar who runs jewellary shop.
On this information, a check-point was laid near Dhanas’ bridge and on seeing the said car, he was signalled to stop, on stopping he took out his pistol and aimed it at the police party. In the mean while HC Durjan Singh and C. Daulat Ram risking their lives got hold of him and disarmed him. He was arrested in the case and from his possession one pistol and file live cartridges were recovered.
During interrogation, he confessed that he had escaped from the custody by making a false excuse of passing urine and escaped in the dark hiding in the bushes and took taxi from Ambala to Chandigarh. The main motive of his escape was to kill SI Om Parkash and Shine but later decided to kill Shiv Kumar as well because when he made an extortion call to Shiv Kumar from his mobile number 9876863784 at Shiv Kumar’s mobile number 9878755151, he and his wife abused him which further infuriated him.
During the questioning he has also confessed that he be-fooled several police officials of Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh and took money from them on the pretext of give information about the gangsters and other heinous crimes which has occurred in their jurisdictions. He also confessed that he called Nippi jewellers and Bholla jewellers and posed himself as SP Ferozepur for extortion.
Sunny had escaped from the custody thrice.
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