The Fact News Service
Chandigarh, January 26
As part of the ongoing war against anti-social elements launched on the directions of Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann, the State Special Operation Cell (SSOC) SAS Nagar of Punjab Police has arrested two associates of Armenia-based gangster Lucky Patial during a special operation. Lucky Patial, who is presently heading Bambiha gang, is most wanted gangster by the Punjab Punjab Police.
Those arrested have been identified as Kuldeep Singh Kingra of Mandi Dabwali in Sirsa, Haryana and Harinder Singh of Kotakpura, Faridkot.
Divulging details, AIG SSOC SAS Nagar Ashwani Kapur said that an FIR under sections of Arms Act and Extortion has already been registered at Police Station SSOC, SAS Nagar.
During investigation raids were conducted and police party SSOC SAS Nagar arrested Kuldeep Singh Kingra on Sunday. He said that accused Kingra was helping the criminals and associates of Bambiha gang by providing them hideouts in Sirsa and nearby areas.
Developing the leads obtained from the interrogation of Kingra, Police teams have also arrested his aide Harinder Singh on Tuesday after recovering one country-made pistol and four live cartridges from his possession.
During preliminary investigation of both the arrested accused it has been learnt that Kuldeep Kingra and Harinder Singh were working at the behest of Jackpal Singh alias Laali resident of Moga. Jackpal Laali is an old associate of gangster Lucky Patial.
On directions of foreign-based operatives, accused Harinder Singh was involved in threatening some Punjab based businessmen and other prominent people for extorting money from them while Kuldeep Kingra was providing hideouts to the accused’s involved. Some of the gang members of Lawrence Bishnoi Gang residing in the area of Sirsa, Haryana were also on their target. It was Jackpal Laali who provided the arms and ammunition to Harinder Singh.
Earlier, Jackpal Lalli had also provided two illegal weapons to Harinder Singh which he further delivered to his associates. The weapons are yet to be recovered. Further investigation in under process.