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8 days later, Punjab cops recover infant from near Bihar border, nab UP couple

🔴 Commissioner of Police Gurpreet Singh Bhullar said on November 19, Rupa Devi, who lives in a shanty, lodged a complaint that a man, wearing a mask, came to her saying he wanted to donate warm clothes.

By: Express News Service | Ludhiana |
Updated: November 28, 2021 8:49:42 am
Police personnel feed 4-month-old boy at Police Lines in Ludhiana on Saturday. (Gurmeet Singh)

Following a eight-day long chase covering 760 kms across three states, a Punjab Police team arrested a Uttar Pradesh-based couple for allegedly abducting a four-month old boy from a shanty in Ludhiana.

The accused have been identified as Avdesh Kumar and his wife Juhi of village Kaanp in UP’s Lakhimpur district.

Commissioner of Police Gurpreet Singh Bhullar said on November 19, Rupa Devi, who lives in shanty near Greenland School, lodged a complaint that a man, wearing a mask, came to her saying he wanted to donate warm clothes. He asked her to walk with him and carry her infant to his wife who was sitting in a car parked near the road with the clothes.

The complainant alleged that the moment she reached near the car, the woman who too had covered her face, forcibly took the infant by pushing her and fled away in the car.

The police officer said, the police team started probe by scanning the nearby CCTV cameras. He said that the police reached the house of one Rijak Pal Singh on the basis of registration plate of car captured by a CCTV camera. Rijak Pal told the police that he had had sold his car to Avdesh Singh few months ago.

Bhullar said that on the basis of investigation, a police team traced the accused to UP and with the help of local police, raided their house only to find the couple absconding. He said that later, the police nabbed the accused from near Nepal border in Bihar and recovered the infant. He said that a case under sections 363,365 and 34 of IPC has been registered against the accused in Salem Tarbi police station.

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