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Naruana gang member arrested with illegal pistol, six cartridges

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Bathinda, July 14, 2014
First Published: 02:37 IST(14/7/2014) | Last Updated: 02:41 IST(14/7/2014)

The District Police On Sunday Arrested Manpreet Singh Alias Manna, A Member Of The Notorious Kuldip Naruana gang and seized an illegal pistol and six live cartridges from his possession.

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Manna, a resident of Talwandi Sabo, who, as per the police press release, is a member of the Naruana gang, was nabbed by a police party at a check post near the Liberty Chowk here while he was travelling in a Scorpio car. Manna is already facing five cases, including an attempt to murder, under the arms act at different police stations.

Importantly, Naruana is a close aide of SAD leader Jeet Mohinder Singh Sidhu, who had quit Congress after resigning as MLA in March this year. Naruana was bestowed with a siropa by revenue minister Bikram Singh Majithia at a rally organised by Sidhuoutside his house in Bathinda in March. 

Naruana is also accused of  getting convict Gurwinder Bindu freed from police custody after throwing red chili powder in the eyes of the policemen at Bathinda civil hospital in March 2013 and is out on bail.

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