Cricketer Suresh Raina visits Pathankot as kin’s attack-murder case cracked

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 16

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday stated the case of assault and homicide involving cricketer Suresh Raina’s kin has been “solved” with the arrest of three members of an inter-state gang of robber-criminals.

Eleven different accused are but to be arrested, DGP Dinkar Gupta stated, giving particulars of the arrests within the case, which passed off on the night time of August 19 in Tharyal village in Pathankot.

Meanwhile, the cricketer additionally visited the village on Wednesday.

Raina’s uncle Ashok Kumar, a contractor, had died on the spot, whereas his son Kaushal Kumar succumbed to accidents on August 31 and spouse Asha Rani is in a hospital in essential situation. Two others injured within the assault had been discharged from the hospital.

Soon after the incident, the Chief Minister had ordered the structure of a Special Investigation Team (SIT) beneath IGP Border Range, Amritsar, with SSP, Pathankot, SP Investigation and DSP, Dhar Kalan, as its members, to research the case completely and expeditiously.

On September 15, the SIT acquired info that three suspects, who have been seen on the Defence Road on the morning after the incident, have been staying in Jhuggis close to the Pathankot Railway Station. A raid was performed and all three have been nabbed.

According to the DGP, two gold rings, one gold chain and Rs 1,530 have been recovered, together with two picket sticks from the arrested accused. They have been recognized as Sawan, Muhobbat and Shahrukh Khan. They are residents of Chirawa and Pilani jhuggis in Rajasthan.

Initial investigation has revealed that they have been working as a gang together with others and had dedicated a number of such crimes earlier in Uttar Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir and varied components of Punjab, transferring to the crime spots in teams of 2-Three following the pure land marks like Canals, railway traces, high-voltage electrical energy wires, and many others.

Sawan, initially a local of Uttar Pradesh, has instructed the SIT that on August 12, that they had moved as a gaggle from Chirawa and Pilani in an auto, owned by one Nausau, additionally residing within the Chirawa jhuggis. 

Nausau accompanied the trio, together with Rashid, Rehan, Jabrana, Waphila, Tawajjal Bibi and an unknown individual.      

They reached Jagraon, Ludhiana, the place they have been joined by three others – Reenda, Golu and Sajan. They left for Pathankot after committing a theft in Jagraon on the night time of August 14.

In Pathankot, one Sanju, who knew the world effectively, additionally joined them, stated the DGP.

On August 19, round 7-Eight pm, they moved in teams of 2-Three individuals, as per their modus operandi, and reached a chosen spot within the open discipline the place Rashid, Nausau and Sanju @ Chajju went to deliver picket sticks, which they reduce from Safeda (Eucalyptus) tree.

They had already recognized a shuttering store throughout recce of the world earlier, the place the bamboo ladders have been tied up utilizing chains. The first two homes the place they put the ladders turned out to be a godown and an empty residence, whereas the third was of Ashok Kumar. Five of the accused entered the home utilizing the ladder from the aspect of the roof, the place they noticed three individuals mendacity on the mats. The suspects hit them on the pinnacle earlier than transferring into the home, the place they attacked two others earlier than escaping with money and gold ornaments, stated the DGP.

The accused then crossed the high-tension electrical energy wires by the open discipline to achieve the Canal, the place they separated in teams of twos and threes to achieve the railway station. After distributing the money and jewelry amongst themselves.

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