Abroad-based two gangsters booked their Punjabi accomplice arrested for extortion, conspiracy


Abroad-based two gangsters booked their   Punjabi accomplice arrested for extortion, conspiracy



The Nakodar city police have booked two abroad-based gangsters and arrested their Punjabi accomplice on charges of extortion, criminal conspiracy, and criminal intimidation.

The Station House Officer (SHO)as Tarsemingh said that the accused have been identified as Amardeep Singh alias Aman Purewal son of Charanjit a native of Malarri village and presently living in 828 Allen Way, Yuba City ,USA, Swaran Singh a native of Bhindar Kalan village in Moga and presently living in Allen Way, Yuba City, USA and  their  arrested  Punjabi  accomplice has been identified as  Tarsem Singh alias Sethi son of Karnail Singh a resident of  ward no 5,Begowal in Kapurthala,

SHO said that the police received a piece of secret information that during the last three months, Lakhs of rupees have been collected as ransom from well-to-do Nakodar businesses by threatening them with death and who refused to pay had been punished physically.

SHO said that the accused functioned through their Punjab-living relatives and friend to collect the ransom money.

Sukhdev Singh said that Amandeep Singh alias Aman had demanded Rs 30 lakhs ransom from cloth merchant Bhupindar Singh alias Timi Chawla who did not pay, and the gangster hired shooters and murdered Chawla him and his gunmen near his shop in Royal Towers.

SHO said that now the accused Aman has phoned to Iqbal Singh a resident of Nakodar demanding Rs 40 lakhs as a ransom and threatening to kill him if he does not pay. Iqbal Singh paid Rs 25 ransom to some accused which has been recovered from Tarsem Singh Sethi.


SHO said that this information is very concrete, reliable, and disinteresting and a case under sections 386,387(extortion by putting any person in fear of death or of grievous hurt),120-B(criminal conspiracy ),506(criminal intimidation of the Indian Penal Code has been registered against the accused and sub-inspector Manjit  Singh is conducting further investigations. SHO said that six members of gang are already in police custody .

Mar 23 2023 5:28AM