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Aide Gaurav took charge of gang for Gangster Dilpreet, had fired at Punjabi singer

As per police sources, Dilpreet had revealed during interrogation that it was Gaurav who had been making all the threat calls to the singer on his behalf.

punjab Updated: Jul 18, 2018 10:28 IST
Shailee Dogra
Shailee Dogra
Hindustan Times, Mohali
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Gangster Dilpreet Singh(HT File )

As gangster Dilpreet Singh got into drugs, his aide Gaurav Patial alias Lucky started calling the shots in the gang’s extortion activities. It has now emerged that Gaurav, who figures in the wanted list of Mohali police, was the one who had fired at Punjabi singer Parmish Verma during the attack in April and also the one who had collected Rs 20 lakh protection money from the singer.

As per police sources, Dilpreet had revealed during interrogation that it was Gaurav who had been making all the threat calls to the singer on his behalf.

As per the sources in Mohali police, as Dilpreet got into drugs, Gaurav started taking care of the gang’s functioning. “It was Gaurav, who had made the extortion call seeking Rs 25 lakh from Punjabi film actor and singer Gippy Grewal, a case regarding which is registered at the Phase 8 police station in Mohali,” the police sources said.

“Gaurav is wanted in a number of cases. We are searching all possible hideouts of the accused who had accompanied Dilpreet during the attack on singer Parmish,” said Kuldeep Singh Chahal, senior superintendent of police, Mohali.

Gaurav is a proclaimed offender

In May 2012, a case was registered against Gaurav for the murder of Kabaddi player Saudagar Singh. Saudagar Singh, 31, a resident of Landran and a Kabaddi player, was axed to death in full public view outside the district court premises in Phase 3B1, Mohali. It was during the proceedings of this case when he was lodged in Ropar jail that he came in contact with Dilpreet. He was sentenced to a life term in September 2015 in the case. He, however, jumped parole.

In July 2014, he was named in another murder case. He was accused of killing 28-year-old worker of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) Gurjant Singh, alias Janta, resident of Seaow village with sharp-edged weapons in a clash that took place between two groups of the party at Kambali village in Mohali. In January this year, the court declared him a proclaimed offender after he stopped appearing for the Gurjant murder case hearings.

First Published: Jul 18, 2018 10:28 IST