Notorious criminal held in Punjab after shoot-out

November 25th, 2008 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS  

Zirakpur (Punjab), Nov 25 (IANS) The Punjab police arrested a notorious criminal and one of his accomplices after a shoot-out Tuesday evening while three others managed to escape, a senior police official said.Mohali’s Senior Superintendent of Police Jatinder Singh Aulakh told IANS that on a tip-off that Ravinder Singh and his gang were planning a robbery in the area, a police team reached Zirakpur town, in Mohali district in Punjab, around 10 km from Chandigarh.

However, one of the criminals recognised a police officer and they fled. When the police team chased them, the gang members opened fire at their pursuers.

However, Ravinder and Mangal Singh, an accomplice, were arrested after a short chase while other three managed to escape. The police also impounded a white SUV and registered a fresh case of firing at the police against the accused.

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