Amritsar cops arrest kin of ‘smuggler’ Ashish Masih

Amritsar cops arrest kin of ‘smuggler’ Ashish Masih

Tribune Information Service

Amritsar, September 22

At the same time as the town police have arrested a relative of an alleged cross-border smuggler and terrorist Ashish Masih, he was nonetheless out of the attain of the police.

Masih was arrested earlier this 12 months in reference to seizure of hand grenades and tiffin bombs.

Harwinder Singh, SHO, Majitha Highway police station, confirmed the arrest of Ronika, who was amongst 10 individuals booked by the police following Masih’s escape from police custody from Dr Vidya Sagar Institute of Psychological Well being right here on September 3. Earlier, the police had arrested his mom Venus Masih and Raja, driver of the automotive used for his escape on this connection.

Amongst others, the police had booked 4 Assistant Sub-Inspectors — ASIs Sukhdev Singh, Gurdev Singh, Surjit Singh and Baljinder Singh — deputed for his safety. The police had booked Masih’s father Joban Masih of Gaut Pokhar village in Gurdaspur, Veena of Dalerpur village and Ritik, in addition to Venus Masih, Ronika and Raja. A case below Sections 223, 224, 225 and 120-B of the IPC was registered towards them. Masih had three instances below the Explosives Act and the Illegal Actions (Prevention) Act registered towards him in December 2021 and January 2022.

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