Robbery accused confess to posing as truck drivers and robbing contractors

The custodial interrogation of three robbers,arrested in connection with a carjacking and robbery case,has revealed that they posed as truck drivers and cheated contractors by asking for transport-related contract work.

Written by Express News Service | Panchkula | Published: July 17, 2012 2:31:38 am

The custodial interrogation of three robbers,arrested in connection with a carjacking and robbery case,has revealed that they posed as truck drivers and cheated contractors by asking for transport-related contract work.

They have told the police,during the interrogation,that they would obtain advance wages for their work and not turn up for the job. They would also sometimes run away with the goods handed over to them for transportation. According to Deepak Kumar,Inspector,Detective Staff,between January and March last year,there were three cases of robbery from Maharashtra and four cases from Madhya Pradesh that the accused admitted to. Detective Staff of Panchkula Police had arrested the three accused on July 10,from Sector 21,near Old Azad Colony,in relation to a carjacking and robbery case. They remained in police custody till July 17.

Sukhdev Singh,resident of Mansa District in Punjab,Daljinder Singh,resident of Gurdaspur in Punjab and Harjit Singh,resident of Hoshiarpur,Punjab were arrested and produced before the district court on Tuesday,July 10. They were sent to police custody and will be produced before the court again on Tuesday.

On June 25,Sunday,Vinay Kumar,a resident of Maheshpur,was robbed off his vehicle at gun point,between 9.30 pm and 10 pm. Three ATM cards,a driving license,a laptop,a cell phone,cheque books and Rs 10,000,which were kept in the car,were also taken by the robbers.

Vinay,who works as an insurance advisor at Tata Consultancy Services,was driving home in his off-white Ford Ikon after dropping off a colleague at Zirakpur. On the Zirakpur-Kalka highway,he stopped the car and stepped down to relieve himself. According to Vinay,as he went back into the car and sat down,a group of four men in their twenties,including one wearing a turban,stopped and took him hostage. He was pushed out of the car at the road between Banur and Landran.

The victim immediately informed his family from a nearby petrol pump. Policemen from Sohana station in Mohali district reached the spot. A case was registered with the Police Station at Sector-5 and investigation was transferred to the Detective Staff.

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