The police have claimed to have busted a gang of notorious gangsters on Thursday. The police arrested four persons and recovered weapons from their possession.
Addressing a press conference the police said that acting on a tip-off that some persons had gathered at Kangniwal village carrying deadly weapons to attack a rival group and loot a petrol pump.
A Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) team led by in-charge CIA inspector Angrej Singh, conducted a raid at the village and arrested the gangsters, said the police.
The arrested have been identified as Harmandeep Singh alias Harman gang leader, Rajinder Singh alias Neki and Narinder Singh, all from Talhan village while Ajay Sehdev is from Patti Sanki village. Two gang members Amandeep Singh alias doctor, who is pursuing Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree and his brother Gagandeep Singh, a law student of Talhan village managed to flee from the spot.
Police have recovered one country made.315 pistol, two .315 bore Mauser automatic, eight live cartridges, sharp edge weapons and 75gm intoxicant powder during the search. Police also recovered a stolen car from their possession.
The accused are associated with the infamous Bhalu gang who have committed several crimes including robberies, theft, and fights for money, said Singh.
In the preliminary investigation, accused have confessed to their crimes, he said. “Sehdev is facing seven criminal cases and has been declared a proclaimed offender,” he said.
Similarly, Neki, Harman and Narinder have been facing cases under Section 307, 324, 341, 427 of IPC and under Arms Act, said the police official.