Fatehghar police busts interstate gang wanted for murder, dacoity
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The Fatehgarh Police claims to have nabbed a dreaded proclaimed offender who had been living in Uttar Pradesh for the past three years using a fake identity. The accused has been identified as Hira Singh who along with other members of his gang were wanted in several cases of looting, murder and dacoity. As per the police, Hira Singh along with his accomplice Kulwant Singh alias Kanti had snatched the Verna car of a close aide of Congress leader Rana Sodhi in Ferozepur at gun point during the assembly elections.
SSP of Fatehgarh Sahib H S Mann said, "Hira Singh along with his accomplices like Kanti, Charanjit Singh, Alamjeet Singh, Rajwinder Singh, Harbhajan Singh, Tejinder Singh and Arjat Ali used to first operate in Sirhind but after he was declared a proclaimed offender he shifted his base to Shah Kot Lohian. Kanti and his family are known drug smugglers and have close to 300 acres of land bought with ill gotten money."
"Hira fled to Uttar Pradesh in 2009 after selling off property in Punjab. He assumed the name of Devinder Singh and had given an address based in Moga. However he did not leave crime and was caught by Chittorgarh police for smuggling weapons. During investigations, Hira's address in Moga was found to be fake and it was later uncovered that he was in fact Hira. Hence we brought him on production warrant to Fatehgarh Sahib," added SSP Mann.
"We have criminal cases registered against Hira Singh in places like Jalandhar, Patiala, Sirhind and Kapurthala. We have also found a TATA Safari from Hira which was being driven around with a fake number plate," said Mann.
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