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March 27, 2023 10:34 am

Zirakpur encounter: Two .32 caliber pistols recovered from Phillaur shootout accused Jora

Chandigarh, January 14

As part of the ongoing drive against anti-social elements, Punjab Police’s Anti-Gangster Task Force (AGTF) on Saturday apprehended Yuvraj Singh alias Jora, the main accused of Phillaur shoot out, after a brief encounter at Zirakpur. Notably, Punjab Police Constable Kuldeep Singh Bajwa attained martyrdom in line of duty at Phillaur, while combating the anti-social elements.

Giving details, Director General of Police (DGP) Punjab Gaurav Yadav said that the accused, Yuvraj Singh alias Jora had checked in at hotel Alps at Dhakoli, Zirakpur giving a fake identity as Ramjan Malik. He said that acting on a tip off, the AGTF team led by AIG Sandeep Goel and DSP Bikram Brar cordoned off the hotel Alps and confirmed the presence of accused Jora in hotel Room No 105 from the manager of the hotel. Consequent upon this confirmation, the AGTF team offered the accused to surrender, but Jora fired on the AGTF team, he said.

After a brief exchange of fire, the AGTF team managed to overpower the accused after an encounter. Although, Jora sustained gunshot injuries during the encounter and has been undergoing treatment at the hospital.


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