Police caught hold of Jatinder Bunty,a criminal who had been named in many robberies and car thefts across the state.
Earlier,Bunty was arrested by Ludhiana police on March 5. The next day he ran from police custody when he was being brought back from Phillaur after a court hearing. His three friends Jagminder Pal,Ajay Kumar and Bakshish Singh had helped him in running away. The three were arrested a few days back.
Police Commissioner Ishwar Singh said they were the ones who gave clues to the police,and the officers finally arrested Bunty from Varanasis Kashik hotel along with three pistols.
Bunty is an engineer by education and had done his degree from GNE College,Ludhiana. But drug addiction took him to the world of crime. He came to be known as a member of Fortuner gang since he was fond of stealing luxury cars. He was involved in robberies worth lakhs in the factories of Bonn bread and Kitty bread. He was also involved in thefts of luxury cars in Fatehgarh Sahib and in Khamano as well. A number of cases have been lying pending against him in different police stations of Punjab.
The Commissioner said the Rtiz and Santro cars used in making Bunty run away on March 5 had also been taken into police custody.