Patna: A team of Patna police, after a raid, detained four Sikh suspects from a guest house named Jauhari Niwas located near Takhat Shri Harmandir Ji Patna Sahib Gurudwara located under Chowk police station in Patna City area on Thursday morning.
A country made revolver was also seized from possession of the detained persons. The guest house is run by the gurudwara committee. None of the police officers were ready to speak anything on the matter.
Sources said that the four suspects were identified as Jaswinder Singh (28), Robin Masih (27), Navdeep Singh (28) and Bachittar Veer Singh (27). Police were also tipped lipped on the matter if the four suspects have any links with some banned Sikh outfit.
Jaswinder claims himself to be a Punjab police officer and is a native of Sanjay Gandhi Nagar in Jalandhar. Robin and Bachittar were native of Ishanagar Gali and Salempur Musalmana, also in Jalandhar while Navdeep is native of Chaksharif in Gurudaspur district of Punjab.
A senior IPS officer on condition of anonymity, said that they had reached Patna on January 28 from Amritsar in Punjab via train.
“After reaching Patna, all four were staying in room number 310 of the guest house. Locals informed police about their suspicious movement to police at around 10.30am after which police conducted a raid and detained them. All were being interrogated,” he said.
The officer also said that team searched the luggage of the four persons and the room following which a country made revolver was also recovered.
Patna SSP Manu Maharaaj, withholding details about the four suspects said that the credentials of the four persons were being verified.
The detention of the four suspects with the firearm has sent a shiver down the spine of several persons closely linked to the gurudwara committee as since past several months, dispute is going on between two groups over running the committee and the matter is sub-judice before Patna high court.