By Ishank Katyal
Chandigarh: A gang of three members who killed the relatives of Indian Cricketer and Chennai Super Kings wise captain Suresh Raina in Pathankot last month have been arrested by Punjab Police, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Wednesday declarrd the case ‘solved’.
In an interview with a news channel DGP Dinkar Gupta said that the accused were the part of the inter- state gang of robbers having 11 other members of that gang, one of whom was already on the run. Police force is making efforts to catch them as well, the cops added.
Suresh Raina visited his family and thanked the cops.
“This morning in Punjab, I met the investigating officers who reportedly have napped three criminals. I truly appreciate all their efforts. Our loss can’t be recovered but this will surely prevent further crimes to happen. Thank you @PunjabPoliceInd @capt_amarinder for all the help,” he tweeted.
DGP Gupta said that SIT (Special Investigation Team) is probing the case, and the three suspects arrested are the residents of Rajasthan and are identified as Shah Rukh Khan, Muhabbat, and Sawan. They were hidden in the slum areas near the Pathankot Railway Station.
During the raid at their place, the police found two wooden sticks (probably used as weapons), two gold rings and some cash worth Rs. 1,530.
While interrogating, the three accused told that they were a part of a gang and did same crimes in the parts of Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir.
Suresh Raina, 33, lost his uncle on August 26, and his aunt and her daughter were brutally injured due to which the cricketer had to back out from IPL 2020.
On 1st September, Suresh Raina shared his grief through Twitter by saying:
“What happened to my family is Punjab was beyond horrible. My uncle was slaughtered to death, my bua & both my cousins had severe injuries. Unfortunately, my cousin also passed away last night after battling for life for days,” Raina tweeted.
Suresh Raina had appealed to the Chief Minister of Punjab Amarinder Singh for help to which Singh replied: “Beta (son), will make sure that the guilty are brought to justice.”