Cop who helped nab Punjab gangster Simma seeks security for his family

Since January 2017, the Faridkot police have arrested 10 gangsters and Amritpal had played an important role in these arrests.

punjab Updated: Jan 24, 2018 14:37 IST
Gagandeep Jassowal
Gagandeep Jassowal
Hindustan Times, Faridkot
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Harsimrandeep Singh Simma(Facebook Photo)

Police inspector Amritpal Singh Bhaati, who led the police operation wherein most-wanted gangster Harsimrandeep Singh alias Simma Behbal was arrested from Dehradun on January 13, has sought security cover for his family.

Bhaati, posted with the crime investigation agency (CIA) wing of Faridkot police, has written a letter to the director general of police (security), saying he apprehends threat to his family members from gangsters.

Sources said the Faridkot police have already provided security to Amritpal and recommended security cover for his family too.

“Since January 2017, inspector Amritpal Singh Bhaati has been part of several operations against gangsters in Malwa region of the state. That’s the reason behind the apprehension that gangsters may harm Amritpal’s family,” they said.

On June 14, 2017, Faridkot senior superintendent of police (SSP) Nanak Singh and Amritpal had led the operation against gangsters Kamaljeet Singh alias Bunty Dhillon, Jaspreet Singh alias Jumpy Don, both residents of Jaitu in Faridkot, and Nishan Singh of Ferozepur, all aides of Vicky Gounder, in Haryana. The trio committed suicide after they were surrounded by the police.

Amritpal also arrested gangster Ramandeep Singh alias Ramana Sekhon, a close aide of gangster Goru Bacha, near Moranwali in Faridkot. Sekhon is a member of Kala Nepali gang and has been active for the past nine years.

Since January 2017, the Faridkot police have arrested 10 gangsters and Amritpal had played an important role in these arrests.

When contacted, inspector general (Bathinda zone) Mukhwinder Singh Chhina hailed Amritpal’s work and said, “We will definitely ensure that adequate security is given to his family.”

He added, “We have made special teams to tighten the noose on gangsters in Malwa region, mainly in Faridkot, Moga and Bathinda districts, which has shown positive results.”

First Published: Jan 24, 2018 14:37 IST