Tribune News Service
Pathankot, September 16
The police have arrested three members of the infamous ‘kale kachchewale’ gang who allegedly murdered Ashok Kumar and Kaushal Kumar, uncle and cousin, respectively, of cricketer Suresh Raina. The gang additionally injured his aunt and one other cousin on the intervening night time of August 19 and 20.
The gangsters have their origins in Jhunjhunu in Rajasthan. Interestingly, the police nabbed the accused on the identical day when Raina visited his injured aunt Asha Rani and cousin Apan Kumar on the hospital the place they’re recuperating. Later, he additionally paid a go to to the household’s ancestral home in Thariyal village falling within the jurisdiction of the Shahpur Kandi police station.
Raina was accompanied by his mom and sister. He praised the police for “going about its task in an efficient manner’ and also spoke highly of Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh for “forming a special investigation team (SIT) to crack the case”.
Pathankot SSP Gulneet Singh Khurana mentioned the SIT was looking out for 10 extra members of the gang. “Before committing a crime, the members wear black clothes which is why they are identified by the nomenclature of ‘kale kachchewale’ gang. They split into three or four sub-groups to avoid the police. They conduct a recce of the intended target for several days and gather information about the number of family members residing in the house and their financial condition,” he added. The SSP mentioned the arrested accused had been recognized as Sarwan Kumar, Shahrukh Khan and Mohabbat, who had been picked up from the Defence highway late final night time.
The SSP mentioned two picket sticks, two gold rings, a gold chain and Rs 1,530 in money had been recovered from the accused.