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Taran Taran encounter: Cops arrest one gangster, two still absconding

Police have been on toes to catch the three others, who had managed to escape after exchange of fire between the police and the gangsters at Dhun Dhai Wala village in Khadoor Sahib sub-division on Thursday night.

punjab Updated: Aug 16, 2017 11:38 IST
Anil Sharma
Anil Sharma
Hindustan Times, Tarn Taran
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Police have arrested an absconding gangster Gurbhej Singh alias Bheja. (Representative image )

Three daysafter an encounter in a Tarn Taran, that led to arrest of an alleged gangster Gagandeep Singh,policehave arrested an absconding gangster Gurbhej Singh alias Bheja on Monday. Police remained tight -lipped about how they nabbed him.

Police have been on toes to catch the three others, who had managed to escape after exchange of fire between the police and the gangsters at Dhun Dhai Wala village in Khadoor Sahib sub-division on Thursday night. Despite deployment of more than 100 cops, including senior officers, equipped with latest firearms, the trio had managed to escape after an hour-long encounter.

The three absconders were Gurbhej Singh alias Bheja of Dhun Dhai Wala village, Janga Singh of Rahal Chahal, and Kawaljit Singh of Muktsar district. Chohla Sahib police claimed to have arrested Bheja after receiving a tip-off. They have registered a case under Section 307 (attempt to murder) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and other charges under the Arms Act.”

About the incident

The details of the encounter changed on Friday. It was found that the gangsters had fired aerial shots at a fair. Residents had then alerted the cops who reached the spot and the encounter ensued. A naka, led by SHO Sukhraj Singh, was set up near Dhun Dhai Wala village. During routine check,policeindicated to stop a Toyota Etios car, but instead of stopping, the car driver sped away and fired shots at the policeteam.”

Policestarted chasing them. The car got stuck in a paddy field and the gangsters tried to hide themselves after abandoning the car. Police team, during the chase, arrested Gagan but three other members continued firing at thepoliceparty and managed to flee.

Villagers said, “The gangsters were at a fair of Baba Jehar Wali, carrying firearms, but no one called the cops out of fear. The SHO was the chief guest and the gangsters fired aerial shots before he reached.”

First Published: Aug 16, 2017 11:34 IST