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Romi ‘sought’ Rs 50 lakh from cops for tip-off on Gounder 

Patiala: Ramanjit Singh alias Romi (29), the Nabha jailbreak accused who was recently arrested in Hong Kong in connection with a robbery there, was reportedly close to striking a deal with the Punjab Police to give information about then most-wanted gangsters Vicky Gounder and Prema Lahoria.“The deal was almost through, but fell flat after he demanded more than Rs 50 lakh,” a senior police official said. Officially, the state police deny the reports of such a deal.During investigations into the Nabha jailbreak case, Romi’s name surfaced as a facilitator. Later, he was in touch with the police to allegedly strike a deal for getting the gangsters arrested.A senior cop told The Tribune that they were were in touch with the Interpol authorities. The police believe that Romi regularly received money from gangsters for investment and also helped them when they needed funds. “His interrogation is necessary to ascertain where he invested money he got from gangsters and other links,” said a top police officer.

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