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Man held for carjacking

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Tribune News Service

Patiala, June 5

The Patiala Police claimed to have solved the carjacking case in which the accused had shot at the car owner and fled away with his vehicle on the Patiala-Samana road on Tuesday. Police has identified the accused as Gurpreet Singh.

Gurpreet is supposedly linked to Gurvinder Singh alias Guri, who is lodged in the Ambala jail in case of looting and murder of a jeweller.

Gurpreet was nabbed by the Samana Police and CIA staff on Thursday, two days after the incident, the police said.

Patiala SSP Mandeep Singh Sidhu said Gurpreet has revealed that he was acting on the directions of Gurvinder Singh. "He told the police that he was directed by the jailed accused on phone to steal a car."

The incident has raised questions about how an accused lodged in Ambala jail was directing robberies in Punjab.

SSP Sidhu said the police, along with the stolen car, had also recovered a country-made pistol used in the crime, which according to Gurpreet was provided to him by one Happy Singh.

Mandeep Singh alias Raman, a resident of Dullar village in Samana, was grievously injured when an unidentified person after asking for a lift had shot at him and fled away with his car on the Samana-Patiala route in the afternoon hours of Tuesday.

Later, the police had registered a case of robbery against an unidentified person, while Mandeep was taken to a hospital, where he is under treatment.

Police managed to nab Gurpreet along with the Brezza car.

He will be produced in court and we will secure a police remand for him, said the police, adding that Gurvinder Singh would also be questioned.

Police are also looking out Happy Singh.

from The Tribune

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