Sat. Sep 26th, 2020
Attack on Suresh Raina's relatives: 3 members of inter-state gang arrested, murder case solved; says Punjab CM


Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday announced that the situation of assault and murder involving cricketer Suresh Raina’s kin has been solved with the arrest of 3 members of an inter-state gang of robber-criminals.

Eleven other accused are but to be arrested, DGP Dinkar Gupta mentioned, providing information of the arrests in the situation which took location on the evening of 19th August in Village Tharyal of PS Shahpurkandi, District Pathankot.

Raina’s uncle Ashok Kumar, a contractor, had died on the spot, though his son Kaushal Kumar succumbed to injuries on 31st August and wife Asha Rani is in hospital in vital situation. Two other folks injured in the assault had been discharged from the hospital.

Quickly immediately after the incident, the Chief Minister had ordered the constitution of a Distinctive Investigation Group (SIT) underneath IGP Border Array Amritsar, with SSP Pathankot, SP Investigation and DSP Dhar Kalan as its members, to investigate the situation extensively and expeditiously

The SIT, throughout the investigation, gathered all the circumstantial and bodily proof relevant to the situation (FIR No. 153 dt. twenty.08.2020 U/S 460/459/ 458 IPC PS Shapur Kandi, with Segment 302, 307, 148, 149 IPC additional by the SIT throughout the investigation). Extra than a hundred suspected individuals have been joined in the investigation, in accordance to the DGP.

On September 15, the SIT acquired facts that 3 suspects, who have been witnessed at the Defence Street on the morning immediately after the incident, have been staying in Jhuggis close to the Pathankot Railway Station. A raid was carried out and all 3 have been nabbed.

In accordance to the DGP, a gold ring bearing AK, one particular Girls Ring, one particular Girls Gold chain and Rs. 1530/- was recovered, along with two wooden sticks, have been recovered from the arrested accused, recognized as Sawan @ Matching, Muhobbat and Shahrukh Khan, at the moment residents of Chirawa and Pilani jhuggis, District Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan.

First investigation has unveiled that they have been working as a gang along with other folks and had committed various this kind of crimes earlier in Uttar Pradesh, Jammu &amp Kashmir and several elements of Punjab, moving to the crime spots in groups of two-three following the pure landmarks like Canals, railway lines, large voltage electrical energy wires, and so forth.

Sawan, initially a native of Uttar Pradesh, has advised the SIT that on 12th August, they had moved as a group from Chirawa and Pilani in an car (PB 02 G 9025), owned by one particular Nausau, also residing in the Chirawa jhuggis. Nausau accompanied the trio, along with Rashid, Rehan, Jabrana, Waphila, Tawajjal Bibi and an unknown man or woman.

They reached Jagraon, Ludhiana, exactly where they have been joined by 3 other folks Reenda, Golu and Sajan. They bought an Aari, 02 pliers and one particular screwdriver from a hardware store and a couple of Kacha Banyan (undergarments) from a garment store in Ludhiana. They left for Pathankot immediately after committing a robbery in Jagraon on the evening of 14th August.

In Pathankot, one particular Sanju, who knew the region very well, also joined them, mentioned the DGP, including that the gang carried out a recce of the region, in accordance to Pathankot SSP Gulneet Khurana.

On the evening of 19th August, at about seven-eight pm, they moved in groups of two-three individuals, as per their modus operandi, and reached a designated spot in the open area exactly where Rashid, Nausau and Sanju @ Chajju went to carry wooden sticks which they minimize from Safeda (Eucalyptus) tree.

Throughout recce, they had currently recognized a shuttering store, exactly where the bamboo ladders have been tied up making use of chains. The initial two homes exactly where they place the ladders turned out to be a godown and an empty dwelling, though the third was of Ashok Kumar. 5 of the accused entered the residence making use of the ladder from the side of the roof, exactly where they noticed 3 men and women lying on the mats. The suspects hit them on the head in advance of moving into the residence, exactly where they attacked two other folks in advance of escaping with money and gold ornaments, mentioned the DGP.

The accused then crossed the large stress electrical energy wires via the open area to attain the Canal, exactly where they separated in groups of twos and threes to attain the railway station. Following distributing the money and jewellery amongst themselves, they dispersed.

Even further investigations are in progress to arrest the eleven absconders, which includes one particular recognized man or woman, and remedy other robberies in which the gang members have been concerned.

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