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Three Vicky Gounder aides arrested for threatening to avenge his killing

Karajpal Singh is a cousin of Prema Lahoriya, the gangster killed along with Gounder in Friday’s encounter in Sri Ganganagar.

punjab Updated: Feb 01, 2018 16:31 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Jalandhar
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IG Arpit Shukla addressing the media in Jalandhar on Wednesday.(HT Photo)

Punjab Police have arrested three accomplices of gangster Vicky Gounder for threatening to avenge his killing on social media.

Addressing a press conference here on Wednesday, inspector general (IG) Arpit Shukla said the three, Gurpreet Singh of Dham Talwandi Khurd, Gurjeet Singh of Wadala and Karajpal Singh of Ferozepur, were arrested from a check-point at Galib Kalan in Jagraon.

The three were travelling in an Innova SUV (PB-13-1717). Besides 500gm of heroin, four pistols of .12-bore and two pistols of .32-bore were recovered from them.

Karajpal Singh is a cousin of Prema Lahoriya, the gangster killed along with Gounder in Friday’s encounter in Sri Ganganagar. Gurpreet was a friend of Gounder and was assisting the gang financially from Dubai. He returned to India and joined the gang in 2015.

First Published: Feb 01, 2018 16:03 IST