Commissionerate Police Jalandhar on Wednesday have apprehended Manik Babbar, an accused of firing incident that took place in Villa colony, Kala Sanghia Road on Tuesday early morning. The arrest was made within 24 hours after the reporting of this incident.Divulging the details, Commissioner of Police Gurpreet Singh Bhullar said that the accused has been arrested from Solan in Himachal Pradesh, who had fled away after committing the crime. He further added that he was already wanted in the murder case of Davinder Singh alias Baba of Sehra Fields, which was registered in Police Station New Baradari February 6, 2019. The Police have recovered a 9MM pistol with three live rounds and a .32 bore pistol with two live rounds from the accused.Mr. Bhullar added that Manik had been a close aide of gangster Mani Nasa who was killed in a gangwar in Delhi, who have provided him a shelter after the murder incident in Jalandhar. He also mentioned that Manik has been hiding in Himachal Pradesh and was involved in drug paddling as he was already booked under NDPS Act in Adampur Police Station.
He stated that the accused had been living with his friends in Bhopal, Mumbai, Mohali, and other places adding he would supply Charas at higher prices to Delhi after buying it from Kasaul, HP.Notably, a fire incident was reported in Villa colony on Tuesday early morning in which police have identified both the accused as Manik Babbar of Basti Bawa Khel, and Abhimanyu within a few hours of the incident. The CP stated that as per preliminary investigation motive behind the incident was found to be the personal grudge against the complainant. He said that as per investigation, accused Manik Babbar had a close relationship with the complainant's sister adding that in a recent development, the relationship between both of them had turned sour resulting in this fire incident. An FIR with the charges of attempt to murder and Arms Act had been registered against both of them in Police Station Bhargo Camp on Tuesday.The CP said that the accused would be produced in the court and police remand would be sought to interrogate about the hideouts of second accused Abhimanyu so that he could be arrested at the earliest.