CHANDIGARH: Unknown assailants gunned down three per Sons, robbed two banks and a few Post offices of more than Rs 1.30 lakh while the police arrested six Persons during the past 24 hours in Punjab,

Armed men went to the house of Gurdial Singh in Kalarke village under Bhaghapurana police station in Faridkot district last night and started firing. Gurdial Singh, Niranjan Singh and Su were killed and Gurnam Kaurand her son Shingara Singh wounded. ‘The assailants escaped.

Gunmen struck in a big way in Jalandhar district today, looting two banks and two post offices. Three robberies were committed in Jalandhar city in about one hour.

‘Two scooter-borne persons armed with a gun and a revolver, looted the Central Cooperative Bank Branch at Goraya of Rs 1, 16, 342.

Another group of two scooter-borne struck at the Punjab National Bank branch in the Sodhat Industrial Area of the city and took away Rs 3,2000 from the cashier at pistol point.

Yet another group of two gunmen also on a scooter robbed a post office in the congested Add a Hoshiarpur area in the heart of the city and decamped with Rs 10,000.

In the third robbery in the city, an unspecified amount was taken away from another post office situated in the Shakti Nagar locality.

In yet another robbery, two gunmen on a scooter looted the post office at Gharha on the outskirts of the city of Rs 1,895.

The Kapurthala police arrested six members of a group while planning to kill members of a particular community and officials of the Punjab police and the paramilitary forces, besides sabotaging Government property.

They have been identified as Mohinder Singh, Joginder Singh, Sukhdey Singh, Sohan Singh, Narinder Singh, and Harjinder Singh. Varinder Singh and Sukhdev Siaih, the two other members of the group were at large,

Two pistols, a revolver and a rifle were reportedly seized from them who confessed their involvement in a number of bank robberies, including one at Khera Dona village.

‘The Gurdaspur district police arrested Surat Singh and his brother Baldev Singh of Sri Hargobind Pur on the charge of giving shelter to freedom fighters.

Article extracted from this publication >>  September 4, 1987