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Gangster Bhupi Rana used international calling service to manage gang

Panchkula Police had arrested the gangsters and his aides on Sunday in connection with the murder of 27-year-old Bhupesh Rana of Monu Rana gang in Haryana’s Barwala on April 16.

punjab Updated: Aug 01, 2018 12:30 IST
Yuvraj Kaushal
Yuvraj Kaushal
Hindustan Times, Panchkula
Gangster Bhupi Rana,gangsters,punjab
Gangster Bhupinder Singh alias Bhupi Rana(HT File )

Gangster Bhupinder Singh alias Bhupi Rana and his two aides Gaurav Roda and Kuldeep Chauhan, arrested on Sunday night, had been using different modes for calling and not over using SIM cards, their interrogation has revealed.

Officials privy to the investigation said Bhupinder was using international calling service to connect with his accomplices.

“Bhupi was using the service through online platforms, and didn’t use a mobile number. He would even change these numbers within five days,” the official said.

The crime investigation agency (CIA) of Panchkula Police had arrested the trio on Sunday night in connection with the murder of 27-year-old Bhupesh Rana of Monu Rana gang in Haryana’s Barwala on April 16, and the murder of the husband of Baragaon village sarpanch in Naraingarh, Ambala, on July 8.

According to police, a number of clashes have been reported in the past between both Bhupi Rana and Monu Rana gangs in their battle for supremacy in the region. Last week, gangster Monu Rana, a rival of the Bhupi Rana Gang, was arrested by the Ambala police.

Sources said they were once on the verge of compromise through the village panchayat, but that plan went awry after the murder of Bhupinder’s aide Mustak in 2014.

They added that Bhupinder had disclosed of not having any rivalry with gangster Sampat Nehra.

Supply of guns from UP, close connection with gangsters

Officials said the gang used to get arms and ammunition from Uttar Pradesh’s grey market and were in touch with notorious gangsters in Punjab and Haryana.

“They had tied up with a few suppliers in UP and used to get the supply at their hideouts. Gangster Sukhpreet Singh alias Buddha Khosa had recently provided Bhupinder two pistols,” a police official said.

Sukhpreet, along with an accomplice and Gaurav Roda are suspected of killing Bhupesh Rana on the instructions of Bhupinder.

On Monday, the Organised Crime Control Unit (OCCU) of the Punjab Police has arrested 11 notorious gangsters related to the Devinder Bambiha gang, including Aman Kumar alias Amna Jaito and Yadwinder Singh alias Yaddu Jaito, with whom Bhupinder was in touch. The latter had allegedly exchanged a Hyundai Creta car with Maruti Baleno from these accused in Rajpura, sources claimed.

Police has claimed that as per preliminary investigations, this Creta car was snatched from Kurukshetra and used in the attack on Punjabi singer Parmish Verma by Dilpreet Singh Dhahan and Sukhpreet at Mohali in April.

First Published: Aug 01, 2018 12:27 IST