Four arrested in Punjab for driving in a car stolen from Jammu

Hoshiarpur: Four people, all residents of Jammu, were arrested after they overran two police check-posts in a stolen vehicle, a top official said today.

Addressing a press conference here, Senior Superintendent of Police J Elanchezhian said the car, bearing a Jammu and Kashmir registration number, kept the police on toes for several hours on the intervening night of January 24 and 25.

The occupants allegedly refuelled the car at a petrol station at Chabbewal and sped away without paying, he said, adding that they overran two check-posts in Mahilpur area.

The accused rammed the vehicle into a tree near Dohlron village due to rash driving, SSP Elanchezhian said.

A police team chased them but they managed to flee after abandoning the car, he said.

Acting on specific intel, a police team reached Jammu, where they were able to arrest the accused with help from the J-K police, the officer said.

During investigation, it emerged that the car was stolen by the accused from Jammu and a case was registered in Bakshi Nagar police station there. The accused were identified as Rahul, alias Chhotu, Sangram Singh, alias Jamal, Keshav and Kunal Singh Minhas, the SSP said.

Another accused, identified as Maneshwar Singh Jawal, alias Mani, was still absconding, he said, adding that an investigation were underway.


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