Wanted gangster Jaipal’s aide Gavi arrested from Jharkhand
Punjab Police on Tuesday claimed to have arrested a history-sheeter, Gavi Singh, a key drug and arms smuggler, from Sarai Kila Kharsawa district of Jharkhand. Gavi is facing over 10 criminal cases, including of murder, dacoity, kidnapping, extortion. Also known as Vijay and Giani, he is a close aide of Punjab’s notorious gangster Jaipal. A resident of Raaya Wala village in Ferozepur district, he was working as a gym instructor at a village in Jharkhand. The arrest was made by a team of Organised Crime Control Unit (OCCU) of Punjab Police and the operation was supervised by AIG Gurmeet Chauhan.
Punjab DGP Dinkar Gupta said Gavi had fled the state as police were chasing him. He said Gavi had close links with drug smugglers based in Pakistan and Jammu & Kashmir. Gavi had also managed to give police the slip in 11-kg heroin recovery case in February 2020. The police also recovered a Toyota Fortuner SUV, five mobile handsets and three internet dongles from his possession.
Police tracked the location of Gavi in Sarai Kila where he was living in a rented flat at Sri Nath Global village on a fake identity.