Cops announce cash reward for info on Doon MLA, accomplices

Ram Kumar Chaudhary

After having failed to arrest him for several weeks, the Harayan Police on Monday announced a cash reward of Rs 2 lakh for any information that would lead to the arrest of absconding Doon MLA, Ram Kumar Chaudhary, and Rs 50,000 for that of his three other accomplices.

Besides the MLA, the cash reward was announced against Paramjeet alias Pamma of Haripur Sandoli in Baddi, Dharampal alias Maddu of the same place and Gurmeet Singh of the Housing Board Colony, Baddi. The Haryana Police have meanwhile decided to keep a close tab on the Himachal Assembly session that begins in Dharamshala on Tuesday.

Himachal Pradesh Director General of Police, I D Bhandari, said that the MLA will be apprehended if he turns up at Dharamsala on Tuesday and will be handed over to the Haryana Police.""We are helping the Haryana Police in all possible manner and searches have been continuing to trace the whereabouts of the accused"" Bhandari said. This comes after the Haryana Police sought assistance from their Himachal counterparts.

Officials said that a special police team head by Ambala DCP Ashok Kumar is camping in Dharamshala to execute the arrest warrants against the MLA and three of his accomplices. A team of Panchkula police is also camping in Himachal to trace out the absconding MLA and his other accomplices, who have emerged as the main suspects in the murder of Hoshiarpur girl, Jyoti Kumari.

Police officials in Baddi, meanwhile, said that they continued with searches on Monday but to no avail.

A joint team of Himachal and Haryana police carried out the raids at the residence and business establishments of the absconding MLA, said DSP (headquarters) Baddi, Amit Sharma. He added that the raids which began early in the day continued late into the evening as well.

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