Dehradun police grills wanted gangster of Punjab

Harsimrandeep Singh was remanded to two-day police custody by a Dehradun court on Sunday.

dehradun Updated: Jan 15, 2018 21:14 IST
Neha Pant
Neha Pant
Hindustan Times, Dehradun
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The Dehradun police on Monday grilled Punjab’s wanted gangster Harsimrandeep Singh alias Simma, who was arrested along with his three accomplices from the state capital in a joint operation by the Punjab and Dehradun police.(HT PHOTO)

The Dehradun police on Monday grilled Punjab’s wanted gangster Harsimrandeep Singh alias Simma, who was arrested along with his three accomplices from the state capital in a joint operation by the Punjab and Dehradun police.

Singh, who was found hiding in Rajendra Nagar area of Dehradun, was remanded to two-day police custody by a Dehradun court on Sunday, a day after his dramatic arrest.

“We along with the Punjab police interrogated Singh and the other accused on their network, other gang members associated with them and criminal activities carried out by them,” Dehradun senior superintendent of police (SSP) Nivedita Kukreti Kumar said, adding police will work on the leads thus gained during the interrogation.

A dreaded gangster, Singh carried a reward of ₹2 lakh on his arrest in Punjab, where he was wanted in many cases of extortion, murder, loot at gunpoint and abduction.

Hailing from Faridkot area of Punjab, he had murdered a rice mill owner in Punjab last year and even confessed to the crime on a Facebook post.

During his arrest in Dehradun, Singh was found in illegal possession of a revolver and six live cartridges. The other three accomplices, who included his brother Phoolvinder Singh, too were found carrying illegal arms, so all four of them were booked under the Arms Act in the Dehradun Cantt police station.

“Since most of the cases against Singh are booked in Punjab, they (Punjab police) will be taking him along on Warrant B (required for taking an accused to other state) to carry out further investigation,” the SSP said.

Officials from the Punjab’s crime investigation agency are in Dehradun.

First Published: Jan 15, 2018 21:14 IST