MOHAMMAD RAFI/The Awam News,
Jammu, Apr 23: Police in Jammu claimed to have solved Gandhi Nagar shootout case by arresting 15 accused during multiple raids and recovering at least 10 pistols.
In a press conference, SSP Jammu Chandan Kohli briefed media about this case and said that an incident of shootout took place in Gandhi Nagar area of Jammu in which unidentified person attacked house of one Nagar Singh in Gandhi Nagar and fired multiple rounds.
Acting swiftly police teams led by SHO Gandhi Nagar Bharat Sharma under the supervision of SDPO City South, Parshotam Kumar Mengi and SP City South Jammu Deepak Digra were constituted.
“Soon after this incident, Special Investigation Teams were constituted and many people were zeroed in.” said SSP.
He informed that names of four person figured in the case initially but all four were missing after which multiple raids were conducted across Himachal Pardesh and Punjab with the help of Himachal Pradesh Police and Punjab Police, but they remained out of reach though they were close to them at these places.
“Later, on another information, raid was conducted with the help of Hyderabad police in Hyderabad and four accused were nabbed.” SSP said.
He further informed that during the course of investigation so far, they have so far arrested fifteen persons.
“We have so far recovered ten pistols from the possession of these accused and more arrests are on cards,” he said.
He also said that Jammu police achieved success in solving this shootout case within twenty days and police carried out investigation in a professional manner with raids were conducted in Jammu district, other districts of Jammu and Kashmir and at a number of places across the country.
He identified the arrested accused as Royal Singh son of Manjit Singh resident of Mohall Dalphatian Jammu, Ajay Singh son of Tarloki Nath resident of Jagti Nagrota, Jammu, Jasbir Singh alias Kaka son of Gian Singh resident of Agra Chak RS Pura Jammu, Kuldeep Kumar alias Kamal son of Sat Pal resident of Talli Morh Miran Sahib Jammu, Kuldeep Kumar alias Hunny son of Baljit Singh resident of Swaran Vihar Camp Gole Gujral Jammu, Surinder Singh alias Babu son of Ashok Kumar resident of Khour Salarian Ramgarh Samba, Deepak Sharma son of Radhey Sham resident of Jawahar Nagar New Plot Jammu, Amandeep Singh son of Manjeet Singh resident of Dadyal Ramgarh Samba, Rishav Bhat son of Ravi Kumar Bhat resident of Sarwal Jammu, Rakesh Choudhary alias Chota Sethi son of Surjeet Singh resident of Ramgarh Samba, Vijay Kumar son of Karam Chand resident of Trandi Ramgarh Samba, Supreet Singh alias Raja S/o Devinder Singh R/o Mohalla Dalphatian Jammu, Yudhvir Singh alias Bablu son of Ayya Singh resident of Agra Chak RS Pura Jammu, Babar Khan alias Babar son of Ghulam Nabi resident of Bhawani Nagar Jammu and Pritam Singh alias Sethi son of Mohan Singh resident of Ramgarh, Samba.
SSP said that accused Pritam Singh, Babar Khan and Supreet Singh were arrested during raid at Hyderabad and others in different raids in different parts.
During sustained questioning accused confessed that they fired the shots from their pistols.
“We are further investigating the matter in a professional manner and everyone linked with this crime will be dealt with iron hands as per law.” said SSP Jammu, Chandan Kohli who added that anyone who commits crime in Jammu will not be spared and Jammu and Kashmir police is committed to keep society safe.
Pertinently, some persons fired gun shots, outside the house of a known Contractor Chaudary Nagar Singh in Gandhi Nagar area in the first week of April this month (The Awam News)