Ludhiana: Gang attempts to rob Army officer’s parents by posing as civic officials; 6 arrested
A gang of miscreants posing as civic employees recently tried to enter the house of an Army officer twice, at Sunet in Ludhiana.
Six miscreants were arrested only after the Army officer, who is posted in Jammu & Kashmir, complained to the Ludhiana police commissioner that his elderly parents back home were being troubled by the gang.
Earlier, the police allegedly did not take any action despite repeated complaints after two robbery attempts on April 19 and 25.
The arrested persons were identified as Kamal Giri, his brother Rakesh Giri, Ravi Kumar, Rahul Kumar, Neeraj Paras, and Kaalo Devi. The police said some more people will be arrested in connection to the crime.
Surinderpal Singh, 53, the father of the Army officer, in his complaint, told the police that his elder son is a Captain in the Indian Army and posted in Jammu while the younger son is a doctor who also lives outside the city.
Singh said that on April 19, his wife Jaswinder Kaur was alone at home. At around 12:20 pm, his wife informed him that some men posing as municipal corporation employees were standing outside the house and asking for the gate to be opened. He asked his wife not to open the gate. The accused started threatening her and demanded money. However, his wife locked the house from the inside. After some time, the accused left the spot.
Singh stated that when he checked the CCTVs, he found that the accused had come in a Mahindra Scorpio.
The complainant added that he filed a police complaint on the same day but no action was taken.
He stated that two bike-borne men again turned up on April 25, and asked them to open the door. When refused, the accused threatened to scale the boundary wall of the house. He unleashed his pet dog on the accused and then they fled from the spot.
“My son, who is a Captain in the Army, wrote to the police commissioner and he marked an inquiry. FIR was registered Thursday and six persons have been arrested,” Singh said.
Sub-inspector Rashpal Singh said the accused wanted to rob the elderly couple. An FIR under Sections 419 (cheating by personation), 420 (cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property), 384 (extortion), 506 (criminal intimidation), and 120B (criminal conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code has been registered at Sarabha Nagar police station.