After a gunfight, police arrested a gangster, Jassi Kalwan, at Ghanaula village, about seven kilometres from Rupnagar, on Tuesday evening.
Police said they were following a Mahindra Scorpio (PB-65AG-9400) in which Kalwan was travelling from Nalagarh (Himachal Pradesh). As it reached near Ghanaula, police fired at the vehicle in a bid to stop it, at which Kalwan got off the driver’s seat and towards the fields after abandoning the vehicle.
There was reportedly exchange of fire between the police and him. However, the police managed to arrest him and took him away, officials said.
Kalwan is a members of the gang of notorious criminal Dilpreet Singh Baba, and was allegedly involved in the murder of a man named Des Raj Singh Mal at Bahman Majra village near Nurpur Bedi some days ago, besides having other cases against him.
Rupnagar senior superintendent of police (SSP) Nilambari Jagdale confirmed the arrest.