Patiala, November 30
A 35-year-old Congress sarpanch from Chamkaur Sahib turned out to be the mastermind of the Rs 17 lakh Ghanaur bank robbery that took place on Monday. Considered close to a former CM, Amandeep Singh, sarpanch of Hafzahbad village, was arrested along with his three accomplices within hours of the robbery at a UCO Bank branch.
Police sources said Amandeep had a criminal past and wanted to make it big in politics. He was a member of the Block Congress Committee, Chamkaur Sahib, and headed some cooperative societies as well.
Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Varun Sharma said the robbed amount had been recovered and a team headed by Patiala CIA in-charge Shaminder Singh nabbed the four accused from near Chamkaur Sahib on Tuesday.
“The other accused have been identified as Dilpreet Singh, Paramdyaal Singh and Narinder Singh,” he said.