Five robbers nabbed, arms seized in Punjab

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - 19:51

Sangrur (Pb): Police on Tuesday overpowered a gang of five robbers after a brief exchange of fire near Ranchana village under the jurisdiction of Dhuri Police station, SSP Harcharan Singh Bhullar said.

Acting on a tip off, a police party was following the robbers, Bhullar said adding, they were planning to rob `Arhtiyas` (commission agents) and farmers amid the ongoing wheat procurement season.

On spotting the police, the robbers opened fire, but were finally taken into custody after the police retaliated, the SSP said.

The arrested robbers were identified as Bablu, Sukhjinder Singh alias Kala, Jagwant Singh alias Banti, Satgur Singh and Harjinder Singh.

A jeep, a motorcycle, five country made pistols of .32 bore and .315 bore and over a dozen cartridges were seized from them.

He said that police have registered a case against the accused and further investigations are under progress.

PTI

First Published: Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - 19:51

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