Chandigarh, July 7: Haryana Police had arrested three persons who had tried to loot a police team during routine patrolling in Panipat district. The police had also seized a countrymade pistol and two sticks from their possession.
Giving this information here today, a Haryana Police spokesperson informed that the arrested accused are identified as Ankit of Shamli in Uttar Pradesh, Vikas of Lakhimpur in Uttar Pradesh presently residing in Sonipat, and Sandeep of Nangal Kalan, Sonipat.
Primary probe reveals that the accused were also involved in a blind murder incident in Delhi, last year and five cases of oil theft from refinery pipelines in Sonipat, Rohtak, and Rewari. They were continuously changing their hideouts to evade arrest.
After getting secret input about the accused that were plotting to loot commuters, a CIA team went to a location near Sector-29. The police team sent a constable in civil clothes to nab the accused. After walking a short distance, all accused stopped to rob the constable at a gun-point, mistaking him for a passer-by. Other team members nabbed the criminals.
A case under relevant sections of IPC was registered against them and further probe is underway.