Kala Kacha gang: Rumours rife,but police say not an iota of truth

Although rumours about the Kala Kacha gang are getting stronger in the city and on its outskirts,the police have appealed to people not to believe such talk

Written by Raakhi Jagga | Ludhiana | Published: August 7, 2013 12:01 am

Although rumours about the Kala Kacha gang are getting stronger in the city and on its outskirts,the police have appealed to people not to believe such talk.

On Sunday night,residents of Noorwala village rounded up a migrant assuming that he was a part of the Kala Kacha gang. In another incident,residents of Jawaddi raised the alarm,saying that four members

of the Kala Kacha gang were seen near Chotti Jawaddi

in a car. After the villagers started shouting,they ran away.

Appealing to people not to believe such rumours,Police Commissioner P S Gill said,“There is not an iota of truth in these stories. I have asked my officers to conduct village-level meetings to tell people that they should not believe such rumours. We are organising more such meetings to nip the rumours in the bud.”

He said they had made announcements in village gurdwaras as well in this regard. But so far except

for false alarms,they did

not get any concrete information.

“Anyone wearing black clothes is seen with a suspicion,” said a police officer on condition of anonymity.

In case of any information about the members of the Kala Kacha gang,police have provided these phone numbers — 98158-00251 and 0161-2441933,34 and 100 — for assistance.

PAST INCIDENTS

n In May 2007,the members of the gang attacked a family in Ladhowal,raped two of their members and decamped with gold jewellery.

n In 2002 December,the government ordered a judicial probe into the gruesome murder of a retired DSP,his wife and daughter by the Kala Kacha gang.

n In October 2001,they attacked and robbed a veterinary

doctor and his two family

members in Moga.

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