Three army personnel, including one dismissed army personnel, were arrested for robberies on gunpoint in different districts of the state and in other states as well. Police officials have recovered four pistols, two cars, one motorcycle along with Rs 99,100 cash and other valuables from their possession.
Amritsar (Rural) SSP Manmohan Singh said on Frday that Bikramjit Singh, who was dismissed from Indian Army; Sahib Singh, a serving personnel in the Indian Army but presently absent from duty and Malkit Singh, also serving with 6th Light Infantry of Indian Army in Arunachal Pradesh were arrested after they received an input that the accused are planning to commit robbery in the area.
“The trio, Sahib Singh, Malkit Singh and Bikramjit Singh are the natives of Tarn Taran district and they were arrested along with weapons while they were travelling from Tarn Taran to Beas,” Singh said, adding that the accused are in the age group of 20-30 years.
“On the basis of intelligence input, a white colored Maruti Swift car was intercepted in the morning today on Verowal- Rayya road but the accused didn’t stopped the vehicle for checking and tried to flee from the spot after breaking the barricades,” Singh said, adding that the backup teams of the district police managed to stop the car.
He further stated that the trio tried to flee from the spot after firing on the police party but they were nabbed by the police.
On Interrogation, the trio revealed that they used to procure illegal weapons from Lakheempur in Uttar Pradesh at the cost of 20,000 to 25000 per weapon.
“The trio confessed of having snatched a a Skoda Fabia Car from Bareilly in UP and robbing a salesman of Rs. 20,000 and 2 mobile phones at a Liquor vendor outside Kapurthala, Further, they had robbed a mobile shop at Subhanpur on gun point in Kapurthala and other such crime in Punjab and neighbouring states,” Singh added.
Police has registered a case against the trio and they are further investigating the matter.