Mohali RPG blast : Canada-based Lakhbir faces 20 instances
Amritsar, Could 13
Infamous gangster Lakhbir Singh Landa, the important thing conspirator of the Could 9 RPG blast on the state intelligence workplace in Mohali, is at present going through round 20 felony instances, together with these of homicide, tried homicide and underneath the NDPS Act.
Police had sought purple nook discover
- Lakhbir Singh Landa of Harike in Tarn Taran fled to Canada in 2017 regardless of going through homicide, tried homicide and NDPS instances
- After his title figured in homicide of two Akali staff in Patti final 12 months, the police wrote to Centre for a purple nook round
- He had hyperlinks with worldwide drug cartel busted by the Canadian police final 12 months.
Regardless of this, he managed to flee to the international shores in 2017, elevating a query mark on the efficacy of intelligence companies. He was reportedly sponsored by his sister residing in Canada. Initially hailing from the Harike space in Tarn Taran district, his title had additionally figured as a key conspirator within the killing of two Akali staff in Patti final 12 months.
Quickly after the incident, the Tarn Taran police had written to the Centre for issuing a purple nook round in opposition to him and for extradition. Along with his title repeatedly cropping up in extortion rackets, the police had urged the Centre to hurry up the method. It had additionally written to the CBI for taking over the matter with Interpol.
Based on police sources, Landa had allegedly developed hyperlinks with the worldwide drug cartel busted by the Canadian police in the course of the yearlong operation in April final 12 months. Of the 30 individuals arrested, most had been of Punjab origin. Lots of them belonged to the Makhu space of Ferozepur. In his social media put up in October final 12 months, Landa had threatened cops in opposition to ‘harassing’ his relations or kinfolk.
He was allegedly operating an extortion racket from international shores. This got here to gentle when the Amritsar rural police, in a joint operation with Organised Crime Management Unit, arrested his confederate gangster Daya Singh, alias Preet Sekhon, in July 2021. He had instructed the police that he had extorted cash from over 20 individuals at Landa’s behest.
Nevertheless, in a majority of instances, the victims didn’t lodge a grievance over security causes. The Tarn Taran police had registered a number of instances of extortion in opposition to him.