A gang of robbers nabbed after a brief encounter

Amritsar// 25.03.2009
Amritsar Police has arrested two dreaded robbers with deadly weapons in a short encounter including the leader of gang Aman@ Dhotia of Sarhali. This gang is responsible for committing a number of robberies in Amritsar, Tarn Taran, Hosiarpur and Jalandhar.
Yesterday in the evening, Aman @ Dhotia alongwith his gang members Gopi, Jaggi and others attempted to rob a trader in Jalandhar on Nakodar Road. They fired from a pistol which incidentally hit one of their friends Jaggi. Then they came to Amritsar for treatment as Jagga was badly injured because of the gunshot. On a tip off, a team of Police officers tried to nab these persons in front of Amandeep Hospital. However they fired upon the police party. After a brief encounter, the police team nabbed Aman@Dhotia and Satinder Singh @ Rinku of Sarhali. Jagga who was injured was in Jalandhar was admitted in civil hospital Amritsar for treatment under police surveillance.
The following weapons and other deadly weapons and vehicles:
1. One double barrel gun 12, which was snatched from security guard of an ATM centre of HDFC Bank in Jalandhar at BMC Chowk on March 21, 2009.
2. One single barrel gun 12’,
3. Cartridge 12’: 14
4. Cartridge: 315 bore: 2 plus one used Khali khokha
5. Two country made pistols .315 including one which was used in Jalandhar firing.
6. One car Indigo, which was snatched some times back from Jalandhar
7. 12 mobile Phones
8. Smack 90 Gramme
9. One vehicle Indigo
10. Two datars, one sword etc.

This gang is a very notorious gang and has committed more than a dozen incidents of robbery and loot in the Majha and Doaba region.
1. On 16.03.2009 they snatched one Bullet Motorcycle from a teacher from Rani Ka Bagh
2. They injured the then SHO of Sarai Amanat Khan in February 2008, and since then they were absconding.
3. They snatched one Honda City car from Basant Avenue in January 2008
4. They snatched Rs. 30,000/ and one CPU from a Petrol Pump near Beas on 17.03.2009
5. They snatched cash and other valuables from a petrol pump near Hosiarpur on 18.03.2009
6. They fired upon a police party on the same day in Mahilapur near Jalandhar and ran away.
7. On the night of March 3 they snatched one Indigo car from KK Mehta of Jalandhar near Paragpur.

SSP Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh himself supervised this operation and he was assisted by ASP Pradeep Kumar Yadav. Inspector Devinder Singh, Inspector Vikram Sharma, Inspector Ramanish Kumar, SI Harminder Singh, ASI Dilbagh Singh, Inspector Kamal singh and a number of officers from Crime stoppers and QRT participated in this operation.

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