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Magisterial probe into Vicky Gounder encounter begins

Punjab’s most wanted gangster Harjinder Singh, alias Vicky Gounder, and his aide Prema Lahoriya were killed in an encounter while Sawinder Singh, another aide of Gounder, died of his injuries at the civil hospital in Abohar, around 30km from the spot, in Punjab’s Fazilka district.

punjab Updated: Jan 30, 2018 14:39 IST
Gaurav Sagar Bhaskar
Punjab’s most wanted gangster Harjinder Singh, alias Vicky Gounder, and his aide Prema Lahoriya were killed in an encounter while Sawinder Singh, another aide of Gounder, died of his injuries at the civil hospital in Abohar, around 30km from the spot, in Punjab’s Fazilka district.
Punjab’s most wanted gangster Harjinder Singh, alias Vicky Gounder, and his aide Prema Lahoriya were killed in an encounter while Sawinder Singh, another aide of Gounder, died of his injuries at the civil hospital in Abohar, around 30km from the spot, in Punjab’s Fazilka district.(HT File )

Nakhat Daan Barhat, additional district magistrate (ADM) of Sriganganagar in Rajasthan, on Monday commenced a magisterial probe into the encounter of gangsters Vicky Gounder and Prema Lahoriya and one of their accomplices by the a team of Punjab police in a village in Hindumalkot subdivision on Friday.

Barhat visited the Pakki village and recorded the statements of residents. “We found movement of some unknown persons in the hamlet near the village over 10 days, and when we asked Lakhwinder Singh Lakha (who allegedly gave shelter to the gangsters), he said they were his relatives,” one of the villagers is learnt ti have told the probe officer. More than 10 people’s statements were recorded, and policemen of Punjab too have been summoned to record statements.

Samples collected by the forensic team from Bikaner from the spot were, meanwhile, sent to a lab in Jaipur.

Punjab’s most wanted gangster Harjinder Singh, alias Vicky Gounder, and his aide Prema Lahoriya were killed in an encounter while Sawinder Singh, another aide of Gounder, died of his injuries at the civil hospital in Abohar, around 30km from the spot, in Punjab’s Fazilka district. The spot of encounter was barely 50 metres across the inter-state border.