Fatehgarh Sahib: With the arrest of four persons, Fatehgarh Sahib police on Wednesday claimed to busted a gang which was involved in snatching and stealing of vehicles.
Fatehgarh Sahib Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Gurpreet Singh Bhullar said that CIA staff, Sirhind had recently received a secret information that Manjit Singh alias Kaka (28), Kuldeep Singh Keepa, Harjit Singh alias Jeeta, a resident of Jandiala Guru district Amritsar; Jaspal Singh alias Gopi (29), a resident of village Gunowala district Amritsar and Rinki (35), a resident of village Gehri Mandi district Amritsar and other accomplices used to snatch and stealing vehicles to sell it in other states. A case was registered against them under Sections 379, 380, 382, 34 of the IPC. A team of CIA Staff started investigation and arrested Manjit Singh, Ranjodh Singh, Jaspal Singh and Rinku. They were presented in a court where they were remanded in police custody.
He said the accused have committee crime in Fatehgarh Sahib and other adjoining districts. All the accused were drivers.
As per the SSP, the accused met the drivers of truck or tippers during night time and later taken them into abandon place. They snatched the vehicle after tying the driver at abandon place so that he could not immediately contact police.
The SSP said Manjit Singh was kingpin of the gang who had snatched a truck but later fixed a fake number plate on truck. They used this truck for committing crime at other places. He said during investigation the accused told the policed that they have snatched a truck near Gurdwara Fatehgarh Sahib on the intervening night of February 9 and 10. The accused tied the truck driver in fields near village Badali Aala Singh. The accused fixed fake number on this truck also. King pin Manjit Singh had criminal record. He had spent three years in Amritsar jail. His other family members also involved in criminal activities.
The accused told the police that after snatching vehicles they sold it in UP.
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