Commissionerate Police crack Rs 35 lakh robbery within 12-hours
Arrest three including security guard of gold-trading firm
Ludhiana, September 25, 2021: The Commissionerate Police have cracked the Friday’s sensational robbery of Rs 35 lakh at Kismat Complex near Miller Ganj Chowk on Friday within 12-hours by arresting three accused persons including security guard-cum-bouncer of the gold-trading firm.
The arrested accused have been identified as Gagandeep Singh (34) of Halwara (who was present on the crime spot), working as security guard-cum-bouncer with firm, his relative Satnam Singh (27) of Dhilwa, Barnala and Sandeep Singh (24) of Raikot. The cash of Rs 25 lakh has been recovered from Satnam and remaining Rs 10 lakh from Sandeep besides bike and dummy pistol used in the crime have also been seized.
Addressing a press conference, Commissioner of Police Gurpreet Singh Bhullar said that Gagandeep Singh and Prince, employees of Shankar Metals complained to police that two bike-borne persons looted bag containing Rs 35 lakh at gun point around 4.40 pm on Friday at Kismat Complex near Miller Ganj Chowk.
He said that on receiving information, a team comprising DCP Simratpal Singh along with ADCP Rupinder Kaur Bhatti, ACP Mandeep Singh and CIA-1 head Harminder Singh reached the spot and started the probe.
The team scanned all CCTV cameras of the area and found holes in the story revealed by Gagandeep who failed to show any resistance despite having .32 bore licensed revolver with himself at the time of crime. The team zeroed on him and interrogated strictly in which he confessed the crime.
Commissioner of Police said that Gagandeep along with his relative Satnam and Sandeep had hatched the entire conspiracy of looting the cash. Gagandeep was working with this firm since February 2021 as security guard-cum-bouncer. He said that Satnam was a master-degree holder and was unemployed. His brother Ranjeet Singh was lodged in the jail for a murder case. Sandeep had studied 8th class and he along with Satnam were become friends in a gym.
Bhullar said that three of them have been booked under 379-B, 34 IPC and 25-27/54/59 Arms Act at Police Station-6.