New Delhi [India], September 20 (ANI): Two days after former Akali Dal minister Jagdish Singh Garcha and his family members were allegedly drugged and their house in Maharaja Ranjit Singh Nagar robbed, police on Wednesday said they have arrested three men in the incident.
According to Deputy Commissioner of Police Amrutha Guguloth, the three accused have been identified as Sarjan, Karan and Krishna.
Giving details about the incident the DCP said, “A team of Police was on checking and patrolling duty inside Delhi’s Anand Vihar ISBT. At about 12 Noon, a boy identified as Sarjan Shah (20) was found roaming around the area with a bag suspiciously.”
The police asked him to get his bag checked after which the boy got scared and offered money and gold to let him go.
“During the search, the police found several valuable items of gold, diamond and silver in the bag. The bag consisted of bracelets, bangles, rings, necklaces and other such valuables,” said the DCP.
On further interrogation, the accused revealed that he along with his associates had stolen this jewellery from Sadar Area in Ludhiana City, Punjab, he added.
The accused also revealed that his remaining associates were living in Bhovapur, Kaushambi, UP, but he was unaware of the address.
Subsequently, a team was immediately formed to nab the other two accused in the incident.
“The team took accused Sarjan to Bhovapur, Subzi Mandi Road and at the instance of accused Sarjan, two more accused persons identified as Karan (main accused) and Kishan were apprehended at about 2.30 PM,” said DCP.
Further, Delhi police informed the Station House Officer of Sadar Police Station (PS) in Ludhiana City, Punjab, who confirmed the incident.
Ludhiana Police further revealed that Karan, who was working as a cook in the house of the former Akali Dal’s minister, had hatched a conspiracy along with Sarjan and Krishna.
“All three accused then drugged the minister and his family members and stole the jewellery and money,” they said.
A case under sections 328/457/381 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) was registered at Sadar PS Ludhiana City, Punjab.
All three accused have been arrested and jewellery, articles and cash recovered from the possession of the trio have been seized under a section of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC).
“Information about the arrest of the accused has been given to the concerned Police Station. The officials of the Punjab Police have reached Delhi,” said the DCP.
Further proceedings in the matter are underway. (ANI)
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