The Ludhiana Police on Thursday claimed to have solved the case of robbery at the owners of Khushi Ram Sweets’ house and arrested a dismissed sub-inspector of the Punjab Police and eight others in the case.
The accused posing as an Income-Tax department officials raided Sarabha Nagar residence of family and looted Rs 15 lakh cash on November 16 and case was registered on statement of Rakesh Kumar, owner of sweet shop. The police also recovered Rs 5,35,000 cash and a Innova car from the accused. The dismissed S-I of Punjab Police Jarnail Singh was the mastermind of the case.
Pramod Ban, police commissioner while addressing the media said Jarnail Singh was dismissed from the job in 2012 after he was booked in corruption case at Moga.
Another accused Yugraj Singh who was the former security guard at home acted as informer for Jarnail Singh and told him about the cash stored at the home. The nine accused were identified as Jarnail Singh and Harinder Singh from Moga, Satnam Singh, Jagtar Singh alias Tari of Jagraon, Sarabjeet Singh of village Hathur, Rajinder Singh, Cheebhar Singh, Yograj Singh and Sukhwinderpal Singh.
Ban said Jarnail Singh posed as police inspector while Harinder as Income tax official, Satnam Singh as munshi, Cheebhar as IT clerk and Jagtar Singh as driver of the car. The other accused were involved in planning and recce.
Jarnail Singh is also named in a fraud case at police district Ropar and he was dismissed from vigilance department at Moga in a corruption case. Rajinder was also facing fraud case while Yograj was named in a murder case. The uniforms of accused played major part in getting the case solved, said the commissioner. The police officials came to know that accused were wearing the winter police uniform which are not easily available in market. “Winter uniform is darker in color and is not easily available in markets. Also only police officials are aware of such minute details like color of winter uniforms which pointed towards a cop being involved in whole conspiracy,” said Ban.