Chandigarh Police apprehended gang planning ATM robbery: Senior Superintendent of Police

Praveen Samuel

Chandigarh: In Ballo Majra village, on Thursday night, the police arrested a gang of three persons after an exchange of fire who were planning to loot an ATM of HDFC Bank, which is located in the village.

The SSP Mr. Harcharan Singh Bhullar said on arresting the accused, the police interrogated them and initially it was found that they had planned to loot the ATM and later carry out robberies in other areas.

Mr. Harcharan Singh Bhullar said a case had been registered at the Kharar police station since the accused had looted Rs 70,000 from a property dealer’s shop near Nijjar Chowk in Kharar on March 30th 2018.

Mr. Bhullar (SSP) identified the three accused as Sukhdeep Kumar Sharma, alias Deep, a native of Jind in Haryana and Gurpreet Sharma, both residents of Sirkapda falling under the Sanour police station in Patiala district, and Raman, a resident of Sadlaida village falling under the Shahtalai police station in Bilaspur (HP). He said all of them are in the age group between 30 and 34 years.

He said one of the accused; Sukhdeep had also prepared a fake Aadhaar card by using his photograph. Further investigations are being conducted in the case and the police were hopeful of getting some vital information from the accused.

 He said said that it has become known that Sukhdeep and Gurpreet had been living in the house as tenants for more than one and half years. Before taking to crime, Sukhdeep was running a roadside food stall in the village.

Mr. Bhullar said the materials that have been recovered from the possession of the accused are, a .32 bore pistol with two magazines, two live cartridges, a country-made pistol with one live cartridge, four used shells, a rod and a Skoda car, bearing registration number HR 20M 6558.

The SSP said the investigation was in process by the police in connection with the details of the ownership of the car besides the sources of income of the accused as all of them were unemployed. A case under Sections 307, 353, 186 and 34 of the IPC and 25, 54 and 59 of the Arms Act has been registered against them at the Balongi police station.




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