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Gangster Vicky Gounder’s four aides arrested in Jalandhar

Special task force (STF) and Jalandhar city police cordoned off the Chhoti Baradari area in the city on Friday after getting information that around six criminals were present in the area.

punjab Updated: Apr 21, 2017 22:08 IST
Jatinder Kohli
Jatinder Kohli
Hindustan Times
Police officials during the search operation in Hardayal Nagar area near PIMS in Jalandhar on Friday.
Police officials during the search operation in Hardayal Nagar area near PIMS in Jalandhar on Friday.(Pardeep Pandit/HT Photo)

A day after three alleged gangsters were shot dead by members of a gang led by Nabha jailbreak escapee Vicky Gounder near the Aujala bypass on Kahnuwan Road in Gurdaspur on Thursday, a joint team of the special task force (STF) and counter-Intelligence wing, accompanied by the city police, nabbed Gounder’s four aides at Chhoti Baradari-II and Hardayal Nagar areas of the city on Friday.

One of the suspected under police custody.
One of the suspected under police custody. ( Pardeep Pandit/HT Photo )

Following a tip-off, task force’s assistant inspector general (Jalandhar) Mukhwinder Singh Bhullar, STF superintendent of police Harpreet Singh Mander, assistant commissioner of police (central) Satinder Pal Singh Chadha, inspectors Kanwar Vijay Pal, inspectors Kulwant Singh, Balbir Singh and more than 50 cops rushed to Chhoti Baradari-II around 2pm and raided two houses and nabbed three gangsters. The fourth accused, who scaled a wall to flee, was arrested after a brief chase by cops in adjoining Hardayal Nagar.

The accused have been identified as Damanpreet Singh, Bharat Bhushan, Ranveer Singh and Prince Deep Singh, all residents of Gurdaspur.

Here’s the video of one of the accused being arrested:

The police recovered a pistol, airgun and iron road from their possession. A case under Sections 399 (Making preparation to commit dacoity), 402 (assembling for purpose of committing dacoity) and 25, 27 of the Arms Act has been registered.

The presence of cops created a panic in the area. The police also quizzed owners of the both the houses.

Police commissioner Parveen Kumar Sinha said the gangsters ran out of money and were planning to strike in the city. Sinha added that their role in Thursday’s triple murders in Gurdaspur is yet to be probed.

First Published: Apr 21, 2017 15:54 IST

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