Ex-Soldier Arrested for Loot Had Committed Murder In Kashmir

SRINAGAR: Police have arrested a group of six persons for looting and plunder on the Patiala-Sirhind road. These included an ex-serviceman who had killed his colleague during his Kashmir posting, Hindustan Times reported.

The arrests were made by Patiala police in an incident that had taken place on June 6.

“The accused had looted Rs 15,000 from a filling station on the Patiala-Sirhind road on June 6. They also snatched the security guard’s rifle and vandalised the property during the heist that lasted around 15 minutes,” the newspaper reported.

Senior superintendent of police (SSP) Sandeep Kumar Garg told the newspaper that said one of the accused involved in the case is a former army jawan Harbhajan Singh, who was convicted for life for murdering his colleague during his posting at Naushera in Jammu and Kashmir in 2007.

“He was shifted to Patiala central jail where he jumped his parole. The main accused, Vishal Kumar, formed the gang along with Harbhajan and four others, and committed robberies in different parts of the state,” Garg was quoted saying.

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