Chandigarh

ZIRAKPUR HOTELIER J&K RESIDENT NABS WITH LOADED PISTOL NEAR AIRFORCE GATE, REMANDED TO POLICE CUSTODY

January 23, 2020 06:34 PM

Chandigarh (Face2News)

Chandigarh police has arrested a person roaming near army area with unlicensed pistol loaded with 04 live cartridges near Railway Bridge, 3BRD Airforce Gate.

On 22.01.2020, SI Lakhmir Singh along with HC Fatesh Singh and other officials laid a naka near Railway Bridge, 3BRD Airforce gate and was checking the vehicles coming from Kali Bari Light Point in respect of forthcoming Republic Day. In the meantime, one car bearing HR 03 M 9034 make Figo, was stopped by HC Fateh Singh for checking and the driver came out from the car and disclosed his name as Ranjeet Singh @ Thakur S/o Mulkh Raj R/o Village Bakal, Tehsil & Dist Reasi State Jammu & Kashmir and present address H No 52, Village Raipur Khurd, Chandigarh ,Age 31 years, wearing lower & jacket.

During interrogation, the accused disclosed that he had purchased the said pistol in the amount of Rs 25,000/- from one Ashish @ Ashi residing Distt Saharanpur at UP in the month of Oct, 2019. To procure the source of procuring the said arm / pistol, two days police remand has been obtained by producing the accused in the court of Sh. Simran Singh, JMIC, Chandigarh. Investigation of the case is continued with SI Lakhmir Singh.

He was carrying some heavy article in his right lower pocket and when on suspicion, his right pocket was searched, one pistol loaded with 04 live cartridges recovered. He failed to produce any licence in respect of possession of said pistol nor gave satisfactory reply. A case FIR No 11 dated 22.01.2020 u/s 25/54/59 Arms Act was registered against him and the accused was arrested and the said pistol was taken into police possession accordingly.

Accused Profile : Ranjeet Singh @ Thakur S/o Mulkh Raj R/o present address H No 52, Village Raipur Khurd, Chd Age 31 years, • Permanent Address - Village Bakal, Tehsil & Dist Reasi State J & K , married and studied upto  9th class. He is married residing with family containing wife and one child. He is  Running Hotel at Zirakpur, Punjab on lease.


During interrogation, the accused disclosed that he had purchased the said pistol in the amount of Rs 25,000/- from one Ashish @ Ashi residing Distt Saharanpur at UP in the month of Oct, 2019. To procure the source of procuring the said arm / pistol, two days police remand has been obtained by producing the accused in the court of Sh. Simran Singh, JMIC, Chandigarh. Investigation of the case is continued with SI Lakhmir Singh.

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