Notorious gangster Jahaj, Randhir Singh sent to 5-day police custody - ECAS Punjab

Notorious gangster Jahaj, Randhir Singh sent to 5-day police custody

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PK Jaiswar

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, October 31

Notorious gangster Kamaldeep Singh, alias Jahaj, had planned murder of local resident who had refused to give him ransom, besides looting a government bank in Jethuwal village.

This came to light during preliminary interrogation of Jahaj who along with Ambala resident Randhir Singh was nabbed by the local police following firing and intensive chase on Friday evening.

The duo was produced in the local court which sent them to five day police custody for further interrogation.

Jahaj had demanded Rs 10 lakh ransom from Vicky Sharma, a trader in the Mohkampura area. However, he had refused to give the same and the accused had planned to kill him, Mukhwinder Singh Bhullar, Deputy Commissioner of Police, investigations, said.

Jahaj had as many as 22 criminal cases including that of attempt to murder, dacoity, and robberies. He was an associate of another notorious criminal Jaggu Bhagwanpuria gang while Randhir Singh was member of Lawrence Bishnoi gang. He had one criminal case registered against him at Ambala. A police team from Ambala has also reached for his interrogation, police officials told.

Jahaj was arrested in a robbery case in which he and his accomplices had shot a car agency owner on October 2016. He along with six others was sentenced to 10-year imprisonment. He was released on parole from Ferozepur central jail in July this year and was to return on August 15. But he did not return and was evading arrest since then. He was recently involved in a firing incident in the Mohkampura area.

Meanwhile, the police have slapped a fresh case of murder bid and under the Arms Act at the Sadar police station here for allegedly shooting at the police party that left a constable Navjot Singh injured.

The police had recovered two pistols including 9 mm foreign made pistol, one .32 bore pistol with 11 live cartridges and 15 empty shells.



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