PHAGWARA: Phagwara Police headed by SP Phagwara Sarabjit Singh Bahia has succeeded to solve the sensational double blind murder case of a truck driver Roop Chand and Cleaner Vinay Kumar(Both Bihari Migrants)and highways robberies of Phagwara and Jalandhar.
1. Addressing a crowded press conference Inspector General of Police R.S.Khatra and SSP Kapurthala Kanwardeep Kaur told media-persons at Phagwara on Tuesday that the police have arrested three accused identified as Harjot Singh resident of Village Fatehpur, Jandiala near Amritsar , Amandeep @Aman Dana r/o village Ghanupur Kale PS Chhehata, Amritsar and Fateh Singh @ Fatta r/o village Gharyala PS Patti. I.G. and SSP told that the police have also recovered One truck bearing no PB 65 AR 8683, One truck bearing MH 46 BB 1799 (used in commission of offence), One pistol .32 bore with 24 rounds, 3 rounds of .38 bore, 13.4 tonnes Iron pipes, One machete used in commission of murder, 2 Tyres, 2 Batteries, Tool kit removed from truck of the victims from the arrested accused. SSP Kanwardeep Kaur said that both deceased victims were coming from Jamshedpur, Jharkhand to Radha Swami Dera, Beas Amritsar. When they left Phillaur, three accused intercepted their Truck, shot the Driver Roop Chand and hijacked the truck. They disposed the dead body on roadside in Phagwara on March 14 thenthey killed the other victim Cleaner Vinay and disposed-off his dead body near Jallandhar.
IG and SSP while narrating the incidents told that an unidentified dead body shot at point blank range was recovered in the area of PS Satnampura, Phagwara, Kapurthala. and another dead body was found in Jallandhar whose throat was slit.
IG and SSP told that eight different teams were formed under supervision of SP Phagwara Sarabjit Bahia, SP Investigation Vishaljit Singh and DSP Phagwara Paramjit Singh who succeeded to nab the killers cum robbers.
SSP told that It was revealed that the murderers and robbers who looted the Truck bearing No PB65-AR-8683 were also following on another truck MH 46 BB 1799. The Investigation further revealed that all accused had committed several such crimes in Punjab as well as in other states being part of the gang and Amandeep @Aman disclosed that an FIR NO 06/21 u/s 353, 186IPC, 25 Arms ActPS Saba, Jammu has been registered against him. He was also involved in Oil theft case in Mumbai (Maharashtra)[email protected]@Mana confessed that an FIR NO 44 dated 25.02.2016 u/s 379, 411 IPC and FIR NO 164 dated 03.10.2017 u/s 457, 380 IPC PS Patti, district Taran Taran has been registered against him.
The motive of the murders was robbery of Cargo laden truck.
Further investigation is on to probe other linkages