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Gangster gunned down by rivals in Barwala

The victim, Bhupesh Rana, alias Bhupi, was a member of Monu Rana gang and was allegedly involved in the murder of his namesake Bhupi Rana’s gang member in 2014.

india Updated: Apr 16, 2018 22:36 IST
Yuvraj Kaushal
Yuvraj Kaushal
Hindustan Times, Panchkula
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Bhupesh Rana was gunned down by a rival gang in Panchkula on Monday. (HT Photo)

A 27-year-old gangster was gunned down by a rival gang, allegedly to avenge the murder of their member, at Barwala in Panchkula on Monday morning.

The victim, Bhupesh Rana, alias Bhupi, was a member of Monu Rana gang and was allegedly involved in the murder of his namesake Bhupi Rana’s gang member in 2014. Lodged in the Ambala jail, he got bail a year ago.

The assailants have been identified as his Mohali’s Bhupinder Rana, alias Bhupi, and his aides Gaurav Rana, alias Roda, of Barwala, and Sahil Rana, Ashok, alias Shoky, and Rinku of Ambala.

Both gangs are active in Panchkula, Ambala and Yamunanagar area, said police.

Meanwhile, Panchkula police commissioner AS Chawla has sent Barwala police post in-charge sub-inspector (SI) Ram Mehar to the police lines after Bhupesh’s family claimed the SI didn’t give heed to his complaint that his life was in danger because of the presence of rival gang members in the area.

How it happened

The incident took place around 8am when Bhupesh was on his way to a barber shop near the Shiv temple in Barwala in his Alto car. Police said the assailants were following him in another car, and as soon as he stepped out, they fired at him.

The bullets hit Bhupesh on his back, chest and leg. Four bullet shells were recovered from the spot.

“Police teams have been formed to nab the accused,” said Chawla. “The postmortem will be conducted on Tuesday morning.

Police have registered a case under Section 302 (murder) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and relevant sections of the Arms Act at the Chandimandir police station.

Earlier in the day, Bhupesh’s kin did not allow the police to take the body and blocked the Barwala bypass on the NH-73, demanding immediate arrest of the accused. The blockade was lifted around 4pm and the body taken to the Panchkula civil hospital.

First Published: Apr 16, 2018 16:35 IST