Patiala, November 7 (With inputs from Gagandeep Ahuja): The SIT constituted to probe the late Punjabi singer Sidhu Moosewala's murder case has so far arrested nine persons, who helped gangster Deepak Tinu escape police custody. Deepak Tinu's brother Chirag is also among the accused.
Bhiwani resident Chirag had taken Deepak Tinu and his girlfriend Jyoti to Gogameri in Rajasthan after the gangster escaped from police custody on the intervening night of October 1 and 2.
Addressing mediapersons, IG, Patiala Range, Mukhwinder Singh Chinna said the mastermind of the entire escape, Chirag ( brother of Tinu ) had also been arrested and two 0.32 bore pistols and a blue Santro car used in the crime had been recovered. Those arrested were Pritpal Singh, Jatinder Kaur alias Jyoti, Kuldeep Singh alias Kohli; Rajvir Singh alias Kajama, Rajinder Singh alias Gora; Sarbjot Singh alias Sunny; Bittu (brother of Tinu); Deepak Tinu and Chirag (brother of Tinu). Seven weapons and four vehicles ( Maruti Brezza, Skoda Rapid, Hyundai Santro- used in escape, Mercedes Benz ) have been recovered.
The Delhi Police’s Special Cell succeeded in arresting Deepak Tinu from Ajmer on October 19. The Punjab Police took him into custody on October 28.
Notably, Punjab DGP Gaurav Yadav had constituted a four-member SIT headed by IG (Patiala range) MS Chhina following Tinu’s escape. The SIT has so far arrested nine accused, who helped in Tinu's escape.
- PTC NEWS