The Faridkot police, on Thursday, claimed to have arrested another notorious gangster Jaswinder Singh alias Rocky, a resident of Guru Nanak enclave, Fazilka, from near the Sadak chowk here.
The district police had registered a case against him on February 18 under the attempt to murder and other sections of the IPC along with the alleged imported arms smuggler Ranjit Singh alias Dupla, who has already been arrested.
“The police on Wednesday got a clue from an informer that the accused Jaswinder Singh alias Rocky was waiting for somebody near the Sadak chowk in Faridkot. A police team reached there and managed to nab him from there,” said Charanjit Singh, senior superintendent of police (SSP), Faridkot, briefing the media on Thursday.
The police claim to have seized a .9mm pistol and a .38-bore revolver and four cartridges from him.
Rocky is reportedly a member of Prabhjinder Singh Dimpy gang. Dimpy, a notorious gangster from Chandbhan village of Faridkot district, was killed near the Sukhna lake in Chandigarh in 2005. Dimpy later on fell out with him and parted ways. Rocky was also arrested in the Dimpy murder case. However, a he was acquitted in the case as the prosecution failed to prove its case against Singh.
FACING 15 CASES
The police said that Rocky had been involved in the kidnapping of a businessmen from Himachal Pradesh, Manglore and Varanasi to get ransom worth crores.
“He came into contact with Ranjit Singh Dupla when he was in the Burail jail in the Dimpy murder case in 2006.
Arms, heroin seized, four men arrested in Fazilka
The Fazilka police claimed to have arrested four members of an interstate gang of criminals and seized firearms and heroin worth `1 crore from their possession. They were arrested amid firing of gunshots.
Paramraj Singh Umranangal, inspector general of police, Bathinda zone, has said that late Wednesday night, a police team had laid a trap at Rajpura village in Abohar subdivision of Fazilka district and flagged down a car. The men inside drove through the barricades to flee. The entire area was cordoned off and more police brought in to catch them. They were spotted near the Shatter Wala turn, 6 km from Fazilka. When the police surrounded them and asked them to surrender, they allegedly opened fire and tried to flee again but were overpowered. Lawrence Bishnoi, Ravinder of Mohali, Shekhawat of Bhedhia in Haryana; and Surinder Sharma of Dabwali are the accused.
During search, heroin worth `1 crore, a 0.38-bore revolver, a 0.30-bore Chinese mouser, a bulletproof jacket, two 0.32-bore pistols, a 9mm automatic pistol, a 0.315-bore rifle and an automatic carbine, besides other arms and ammunition were seized in the operation.
There are nearly 21 cases filed against Lawrence Bishnoi in Chandigarh, Mohali, Haryana and Rajasthan while Ravinder is booked in 15 cases in neighbouring states.