4 armed males held after encounter in Faridkot
Faridkot, Might 8
4 armed males had been arrested by the Faridkot Police after a quick change of fireplace close to right here at present. Concerned in lots of felony instances, the accused are aides of Gurpreet Singh Sekhon, one of many 4 gangsters who had fled the high-security Nabha jail on November 27, 2016.
IG (Faridkot vary) Pardeep Kumar Yadav mentioned the accused, recognized as Kuldeep Singh, alias Keepa, of Moga; Sukhchain Singh of Mansa; and Sukhmander Singh and Sewak Singh of Bathinda, had been working as conduits of Sekhon, at the moment lodged in Bathinda jail.
The police at present signalled the accused to cease at a barricading, however they opened fireplace. In a quick encounter, the police nabbed them after their automobile hit a tree. The police recovered 1 kg heroin, 4 pistols and cartridges from them.
The IG mentioned the accused had been working as a “supari gang” concerned in property dispute instances. They had been additionally concerned in a number of robberies, apart from accumulating ransom and promoting medicine in connivance with their operator, Sekhon.
He claimed a neighborhood politician had employed the “supari gang” to threaten and strain a relative with whom he had a property dispute. Sources within the police mentioned the high-value property was positioned close to Ambala in Haryana.
The accused had allegedly stayed with the chief for a while and had been funded and given arms by him. The accused had been suspected to be working as musclemen for the chief. The police had been probing political chief’s involvement, mentioned the IG.
The kingpin, Kuldeep, was going through six felony instances, whereas Sewak, Sukhchain and Sukhmander had 15, 2 and three felony instances lodged in opposition to them respectively, the IG mentioned.
In 2014, Kuldeep had allegedly killed a person at Rajeana village in Moga on the behest of a sarpanch. Later, he killed the sarpanch following a dispute over cash.
“We hope to unravel many different instances after interrogation of those accused,” mentioned Faridkot SSP Avneet Kaur Sidhu.