With the arrest of three persons, the Fatehgarh Sahib Police have solved the robbery of Rs 8.9 lakh from a scrap dealer on June 27.The accused have been identified as Jagmel Singh (30) of Akot village, Bikramjeet Singh (26) of Asmanpur village and Amreek Singh (28) of Behal village in Patiala district. The police have also seized cash amount of Rs 8.20 lakh, a .32 bore revolver, eight live cartridges and bike used in the crime.
In a press release, DIG Rupnagar Range Gurpreet Singh Bhullar said that three unidentified robbers had looted Rs 8.9 lakh from a scrap dealer Parminder Singh of Sarhind after throwing chilli powder in his eyes and opening fire on his stomach when the victim resisted. A case under sections 307, 397, 34 of IPC and 25, 27, 54 and 59 of Arms Act on Parminder's statement at Mandi Gobindgarh police station, he said.
Bhullar said a team of range anti-narcotics cell-cum-special operation cell led by Sub-inspector Harminder Singh under supervision of SSP Dr Ravjot Kaur Grewal was constituted to crack the robbery. He said that the cell carried out investigation in a scientific, systematic and professional manner which led to arrest of three accused and recovery of Rs 8.20 lakh, a .32 bore revolver, eight live cartridges and bike.
He said that one of accused Amreek Singh had knowledge about the cash dealings of the scrap dealers.Jagmel Singh was a two-wheeler mechanic and Bikramjeet was a labourer.DIG Rupnagar Range appreciated the police officials for their hard work in busting the robbery case.
SSP Dr Ravjot Kaur Grewal said that arrested accused were produced in the local courts and taken on three-day police remand to quiz them further about other crimes and accomplices if any.