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Gang of bank robbers busted, 3 held

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Hoshiarpur, October 20

In a major breakthrough, the police today claimed have solved three cases of bank robberies by arresting three members of a gang. Three country-made pistols with eight live cartridges and a .12 bore rifle, snatched from the security guard of UCO Bank’s Kalra branch in Adampur, have been recovered from them.

SSP Navjot Singh Mahal said the gang was involved in robberies at Indian Overseas Bank, Gilzian Branch, Tanda, and Punjab and Sindh Bank, Bhagowal village, Hoshiarpur, besides the UCO Bank branch. A scooter, bike and Rs 30,000 in cash had also been recovered from them.

Mahal said six teams had been constituted to investigate the robberies. The CCTV footage of the crime scenes was scoured and records of history sheeters and those on bail were examined. The SSP said the police arrested Sunil Dutt, alias Sunny, Sukhwinder Singh, alias Sukha, and Balwinder Singh, alias Sonu, last night from Khakli village under the Hariana police station.

from The Tribune

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