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Ludhiana gold heist main accused held in Mohali | Chandigarh News

Tejinder Singh alias Teja

MOHALI: The Punjab police arrested the alleged mastermind behind the 2-kg gold robbery, which took place in Ludhiana’s Ghumar Mandi, around four months back.
The masked robbers had entered V K Jewellers and looted gold after holding the owner and the workers captive on January 29.
The accused has been identified as Tejinder Singh alias Teja, a resident of Mehandpur village, in Nawanshahr district. He was arrested by a special team of the organised crime control unit (OCCU) from Mohali.
The officials claimed that he had committed the robbery to mobilise funds for carrying out targeted killings as part of a pro-Khalistan agenda and disturb peace and communal harmony of the state by spreading mayhem.
Dinkar Gupta, director general of police (DGP), Punjab, said, “A set of Punjab police uniform and an ID card of Seema Suraksha Bal (SSB), have been seized from the accused mastermind.”
The police said he was the prime accused in the January 2020 car-jacking incident, in which two men entered into the showroom of a Mohali resident in Kharar. They tied him up with a tape and fled with money and his Chandigarh registered Toyota Fortuner SUV.
Giving further details, the officials claimed that the miscreant reportedly planned to use the Punjab police uniform and an ID card to gain access to restricted areas for conspiring crime, including terrorist actions. “He posed as a risk to the state,” said the DGP.
The officials have also recovered a Chinese 30 caliber pistol, 10 cartridges and one Chevrolet Optra car.
“He had also prepared other fake ID cards, including Aadhar card, driving licence from Noida, Uttar Pradesh, in order to evade his arrest. While on the run, he stayed at different locations in Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana,” said the DGP.
He was earlier too arrested by the Punjab police for his involvement in more than 25 criminal cases, including murder, attempt to murder, car-jacking, dacoity etc.
“He was radicalised and motivated to carry out targeted killings by hardcore terrorists, with whom he came into contact during his stay in various prisons,” added the DGP.
During preliminary investigation, the miscreant also revealed that he and his close associate Rachpal Singh alias Daula, a resident of Bhuchar Kalan village in Tarn Taran, had planned to loot a bank cash van, used in transporting currency from the main branches of the State Bank of India (SBI) to ATMs in Maur and Talwandi Sabo.
“They had also checked out the route and conducted a recce for the same,” said the cops.
A case has been registered under Sections 153-A, 171, 465, 467, 468, 471, 473 and 120-B of the Indian Penal Code, 25/54/59 of the Arms Act and Sections 10/13/18/19/20 of the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act at the state special operation cell, Mohali, against Tejinder and his associates on the statement by DSP Bikramjit Singh Brar.
“He was produced in the court on Tuesday and is currently under the police remand for six days,” said a source.
“After his release from prison in December 2019, Tajinder and Rachpal, who was earlier in jail for his involvement in cross-border smuggling of drugs and weapons, and is now absconding in a recent case of murder in district Tarn Taran, had procured sophisticated weapons from across the border,” added the DGP.

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