Ludhiana, April 28
Express News Service
Ludhiana police yesterday arrested two persons for
doing shopping worth Rs 4.5 lakh through the stolen
credit cards of a Non-Resident Indian (NRI), Jaswinder
Singh. The duo have been identified as Amarjit Singh,
an advocate and Vikas, a resident of Sunder Nagar
who works in a private telecom company here. Their
accomplice Sonu is absconding.
Police said that the wallet of the NRI containing
the credit cards was stolen by Sonu at the Miss Punjaban
function held at GRD Academy on November 6, 2004.
Deputy Superintendent of Police Simrat Pal Singh Dhindsa
said that Sonu is a pickpocket and knew Amarjit and
Dhindsa said that within a few days of his wallet
being stolen, the NRI Jaswinder Singh got bills amounting
to more than Rs 4.5 lakh, which surprised him. Jaswinders
relatives near Khanna alerted Ludhiana police and
yesterday, police were successful in arresting two
of the three accused persons.
According to DSP Dhindsa, the duo purchased shoes
worth Rs 25,000 from the Adidas showroom at Mall Road;
shoes and readymade clothes worth Rs 25,000 from Nike
showroom, Mall Road; clothes worth Rs 35,000 from
Weekender showroom, Mall Road; clothes worth Rs 20,000
from another Weekender showroom; jewellery worth Rs
80,000 from Tanishq, Feroz Gandhi market; wrist watches
worth Rs 20,000 from Titan showroom, Feroz Gandhi
Market; jewellery worth Rs 40,000 from Sant Ram Mangat
Ram Jewellers in Ghumar Mandi.
However, at the news conference today, Amarjit Singh
claimed that he has been falsely implicated in this
case. Police just want to settle some
differences with me. One policeman even asked me to
pay Rs 15,000 if I want my name to be out of the case,
Commenting on this, DSP Dhindsa said, This
man is an advocate and is saying all this just to
misguide the media. Both of them have admitted to
their crime in front of the police. Even the items
purchased from various shops have been recovered from
Amarjit, he said.
Amarjits partner Vikas, though, admitted to
his crime. Amarjit forced me to commit
these crimes. I tried to stay out of it but his men
beat me and even hit me with a knife on my left thigh.
Police has recovered three Titan wrist watches, a
22 gm gold bangle, a gold ring weighing more than
three grams, a gold locket weighing more than five
grams, a pair of Adidas shoes, a pair of Reebok shoes
and some readymade garments, said Dhindsa.
Dhanda says lawyer being falsely implicated
At the news-conference, former president of District
Bar Association Harish Rai Dhanda reached too. Dhanda
claimed that police was falsely implicating Amarjit
Singh, the lawyer. Last night when I got
to know about Amarjits arrest, I rushed to Police
Station Division 8 and saw that there were marks on
his face that showed that he had been slapped. When
I reached there at about 10.30 pm, no case had been
registered against him and despite that, police was
Dhanda alleged that the same way in which Jammu Police
had to face the music in the Anara Gupta case, Ludhiana
Police would have to face action in the Amarjit case.
I will talk to our present District Bar
Association President B K Goel and make sure that
Amarjit is released as soon as possible,