Police Arrest Proclaimed Offender Wanted in Multiple Murder Cases

Ranjit Singh was allegedly involved with outfits like the Khalistan Commando Force (KCF) and the Babbar Khalsa.

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A proclaimed offender, who allegedly had links with militant outfits like the Khalistan Commando Force (KCF) and the Babbar Khalsa, and was wanted in multiple cases of murder, was arrested, the Kapurthala police said on Monday, 19 March.

Ranjit Singh, alias Rana, was allegedly involved in five shooting incidents in Punjab and in the murder of four people, they said.

Senior Superintendent of Police Sandip Sharma said Singh was a resident of Jalandhar.

Singh was arrested from a religious shrine in Koharkalan village in Jalandhar where he was working as a priest, the SSP said.

He was declared a proclaimed offender in the murder case of one Surinder Singh, of village Manawali, falling under police station sadar in Phagwara. His accomplices, Jagdish Singh and others, killed Surinder Singh in May 1991. After the murder, he went to Saharanpur in UP and started living there.
Sandip Sharma, SSP 

The SSP said Ranjit has been evading arrest for over 27 years.

Ranjit was also allegedly involved in the murder of Surinder Singh, resident of Kudha village in Hoshiarpur district. He, along with two accomplices, killed Singh in September 1988, the SSP said.

In 1990, Ranjit allegedly murdered a liquor vendor in Mubarakpur village in Ropar with help from two accomplices, the SSP added.

In 1997, he underwent a sentence of two years and after the imprisonment, fled to UP to evade arrest in other cases.

He was acquitted in two cases and was facing trial in two more, he said.

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