The Fact News Service
Rupnagar, January 2
Rupnagar Police nabbed 6 members of Jaggu Bhagwanpuria Gang with 12 lethal weapons and 50 live cartridges who are involved in smuggling of weapons and drugs at large scale in the state.
Giving information in a press conference, S.S.P Vivek Sheel Soni, said that as per directions of Chief Minister of Punjab Bhagwant Singh Mann, a special campaign against the anti-social elements dealing with drugs and illegal arms was initiated in the district. In wake of such criminal activities, an operation conducted under the supervision of S.P. (Inv.) Manvinderbir Singh, Dy.S.P (Inv.) Talwinder Singh, I/C CIA Ropar Inspector Satnam Singh along with his team. They arrested six accomplices of gangster Jaggu Bhagwanpuria with 12 lethal weapons and 50 live cartridges.
S.S.P said that arrested accused were planning to commit crime with these lethal weapons which could be carried out in the state. He said all arrested accused are also involved in smuggling of weapons/drugs on a large scale.
He said that on 15 December, 2022 a team of CIA Rupnagar arrested 04 accused and recovered 4 Pistols and 20 live cartridges from them, On this case FIR No. 124 U/s 25-54-59 Arms Act at PS City Morinda was registered. In order to ascertain the backward linkages of illegal weapons, a team of CIA Rupnagar took custody of accused Arshdeep Singh @ Fouji from Amritsar Jail on production warrant.
After that another accused, who remained undercover by disguising his name as 777, later identified as Varinderpal Singh @ Vicky was arrested, he said adding that during thorough interrogation conducted by CIA rupnagar, 8 more pistols and 30 live cartridges had been recovered.