‘Fearing encounter’, gangster surrenders in Sangrur court
Sangrur: Gangster Ravicharn Singh Deol (34) alias Ravi Deol, wanted in 12 cases, surrendered in a local court today as he reportedly feared being killed in a fake encounter. The court sent him to police remand till February 3 in an attempt-to-murder case.In April 2013, the Fatehgarh Sahib police had booked Deol under the NDPS Act after allegedly seizing 5 kg of ‘ice’ (methamphetamine), a party drug, and 90 kg of pseudoephedrine, a performance-enhancing substance used by sportspersons, from his Sangrur house.Ashwani Chaudhary and Raj Kumar Goyal, the counsels for Deol, said: “He faces 12 cases — eight are registered in Sangrur and two each in Patiala and Fatehgarh Sahib. The co-accused in eight cases registered in Sangrur have been absolved of charges. We have enough evidence to prove that he has been framed in all 12 cases.”All intelligence agencies were caught napping when Deol filed eight applications in the court of Judicial Magistrate First Class Jagbir Singh Mehndiratta to surrender in all eight cases registered in Sangrur. The court directed the police to take him into custody.“In his application, Deol has alleged that fearing more false cases, he fled Sangrur in 2008 and after that he never came to Sangrur and or Punjab. The police registered a false drug case against him in 2013. Today, he surrendered before the court as he fears that he maybe killed in a fake encounter,” the counsels said.“The police will find out all those who helped him,” SSP Mandeep Sidhu said.