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Thursday, 5 November 2020

Crime branch nails three in Sec 25 firing case

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 4

Three suspects, who had allegedly opened fire at a shopkeeper in Sector 25 last month, have been arrested by the crime branch and a team of the Sector 11 police station.

Victim Sandeep was sitting at his cloth shop in Sector 25 on October 19 when he was shot at allegedly by the suspects, identified as Vijay, Shubham, alias Billu, and another person, who waited outside the shop. Four bullets were fired, one of which hit the victim on the shoulder, while another brushed past his head.

Vijay (27), a resident of Sector 25, was arrested by the crime branch from near the Dhanas turn with a country-made pistol and 18 cartridges. Rahul, alias Natta (25), who did a recce of Sandeep and gave information to Vijay before the shooting, was also arrested.

The other suspect in the case, Billu was arrested by the Punjab Police two days ago.

Another team of the Sector 11 police station nabbed another suspect, Amandeep, alias Aman, alias Hakla (20), a resident of Jagatpura village in Mohali district. He was arrested from the road separating Sector 15 and 24 with a country-made pistol and two cartridges.

Inspector Rajiv Kumar, SHO of the Sector 11 police station, said Amandeep was standing a few metres away from the victim's shop. As the victim ran from the spot, Amandeep tried to fire at him.

The police said after the crime, Vijay joined Patiala-based gangster Harvinder Joy. While staying at Patiala, Vijay and his accomplice, along with Harvinder Joy, opened fire at the Joy group during a political rally in Patiala on October 25.

Vijay has a tainted past. He was earlier arrested in 15 cases of snatching, robbery and attempt to murder.

Victim's brother held too

Victim Sandeep's brother Johny (22) has also been arrested by the crime branch with a country-made pistol and four cartridges. The police claimed that Johny was planning to take revenge of the attack on his brother.

P'kula resident arrested with pistol, cartridges

The crime branch sleuths nabbed Jagdeep, alias Jaggi (25), a resident of Panchkula, from the NAC, Mani Majra. The police recovered a pistol and two cartridges from his possession.

from The Tribune

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