Tribune News Service
Amritsar, June 9
In a major and first catch in connection with the Ajnala doctor’s kidnapping case, the Amritsar rural police have nabbed Deep Inder Singh, son of Janakbir Singh of Lakhuwal village. He is allegedly an accomplice of notorious gangsters Harry Chatha and Nabha jail break prime accused Vickey Gounder.
Deep Inder was produced in the Ajnala court and brought on police remand for further interrogation. He is stated to have played an instrumental role in the kidnapping of the Ajnala-based doctor, Dr Munish Kumar, who was let off after taking a ransom of Rs 7.50 lakh from his family.
According to information, the police recovered a .32-bore revolver with 27 cartridges of .32 and .30-bore from his possession. He was booked by the police under the Arms Act and further interrogation was underway to ascertain his role in the doctor’s kidnapping.
He was a relative of Chatha through whom he came into contact with Gounder. He is considered as the right hand man of both the criminals. They had met him several times in Ajnala. CIA staff in charge Sanjiv Sharma said following a tip-off, the police laid a naka near Bhakha village gate and intercepted Deep Inder Singh. The CIA had specific information that the accused was an associate of Chatha. He was booked by the Ajnala police under Sections 25, 54 and 59 of the Arms Act. He was produced in the Ajnala civil court which sent him to one-day police remand. Sharma said the police was ascertaining the legality of the weapons confiscated from Deep Inder’s possession.
Preliminary investigations revealed that he had provided the necessary inputs about the routine of Dr Munish Sharma’s movements, though he denied this during interrogation, a claim which the police was not accepting.
The police was also looking into criminal cases registered against him. As per officials, he was named in three cases and one was registered at Batala for possessing bullets.
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