In the wake of Saturday’s shootout at Parwanoo in Solan district that left Fazilka-based gangster-turned-politician Jaswinder Singh Rocky dead, police fear the gang war between the rival gangs in the region is likely to escalate.
The Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh police have sent teams to Himachal and Punjab to gather more details about the shootout.
The police of the both states have sent crime branch personnel to keep tabs on people who accompanied Rocky’s body to Shimla for autopsy at the Indira Gandhi Medical College and Hospital (IGMC). These teams visited the city on Sunday to keep an eye on these people.
The Himachal police too fear that Rocky’s rival gangsters could have even attacked those accompanying his body. Keeping this in mind, the local police had made heavy security arrangements at the Parwanoo civil hospital and the IGMC.
“We did not want any problem during the autopsy and transportation of Jaswinder Rocky’s body. It was for this very reason that we did not want to take any chance as they are trigger-happy gangsters. Therefore, elaborate security arrangements were made to prevent an untoward incident,” inspector general of police (southern range) SZH Zaidi told Hindustan Times. The team from Rajasthan was led by a deputy superintendent of police (DSP)-rank official.
Rocky had close connections with high-profile UP gangster-politician Mukhtar Ansari. Another gangster, Dhanjay Singh, who took to politics, had close links with Rocky.