Gangster freed from police custody

By 1st September 2017 0 Comments

Six armed men freed gangster Shubham Singh from police custody at the Rayya bus stop in broad daylight today, shooting Assistant Sub-Inspector Sukhjinder Singh in the leg. The ASI was rushed to a Jalandhar hospital. He was heading a police team escorting the gangster to the Amritsar courts from the Kapurthala jail for a hearing. They were travelling in a Punjab Roadways bus. At Rayya, six armed gangsters boarded the bus and threatened to kill passengers if Shubham was not released.

The ASI and constables Sajjan Singh and Kuldeep Singh resisted, but the gunmen shot the ASI in the leg and fled with the prisoner in a car parked nearby. Senior police officials, including SSP Parampal Singh, reached the site. A high alert was sounded.Shubham is an accused in 12 cases, including attempt to murder. He is also facing cases under the NDPS Act.The SSP said the attackers came in two cars. They boarded the bus as it stopped at Rayya and put a gun to each cop’s head. “To ensure there was no passenger casualty in the bus, the policemen put up a fight only after they had de-boarded along with Shubham. One of them was injured,” he added. One of the assailants has been identified as Sahil of Hansawala village in Tarn Taran. He is wanted in five cases filed under the NDPS Act and Arms Act besides attempt to murder. Also, he is wanted by the Tarn Taran and Amritsar Rural police for carrying fake currency notes.
Shubham was arrested by the Amritsar Sadar police in August 2016 after he and his accomplices allegedly shot a tavern owner and his employee at Majitha Road on the night of July 25. He was recently shifted to the Kapurthala jail because of “security concerns” at the Amritsar Central Jail.

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