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2 students held for snatching vehicle that rammed their car

The two LPU students in police custody. ( Source: Express photo ) The two LPU students in police custody. ( Source: Express photo )
Express News Service | Chandigarh | Posted: August 28, 2014 3:15 am

In a bizarre incident, the Chandigarh Police arrested two students who allegedly snatched a Bolero pick-up van of a private company
after the van hit the car of the accused at the dividing road of Sector 7-8 roundabout on Wednesday evening. Three other students are yet to be arrested.

Police officials said that the five students were travelling in their car around 7pm when the Bolero van rammed into their car and tried to escape towards Sector 7. The youngsters the followed the van.

At the roundabout of sectors 7, 8, 18 and 19 at Madhya Marg, the students and occupants of the car entered into a scuffle. Jasneet a student of engineering at Karnataka University, and Manpreet, a student of Civil Engineering at Lovely Professional University (LPU) were arrested. The three others managed to escape in their own car.

The driver of the van, Tarsem Lal, is a resident of Bapu Dham Colony. He alleged that the accused stopped him in the middle of the road and started assaulting him. After that, Jasneet and Manpreet snatched his van and went away.

Following this, Tarsem Lal raised an alarm and a passerby informed the police. Tarsem Lal’s vehicle was intercepted at the Sector 47-48 barrier and the two accused  booked under the section of dacoity at the police station in Sector 26. The police officials said that the accused were inebriated.

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