Punjab Police arrests two primary shooters of Bhagwanpuriap-Bishnoi gang needed in Rana kandowalia homicide
CHANDIGARH: Putting a significant blow towards Jaggu Bhagwanpuria-Lawrence Bishnoi Gang, Punjab Police’s Anti-Gangster Job Power on Friday arrested the 2 primary shooters of the gang, who weren’t solely needed within the sensational homicide case of Gangster Rana Kandowalia and different heinous crimes however had additionally made numerous makes an attempt beforehand on the lifetime of late Punjabi Singer Sidhu Moosewala, mentioned Director Common of Police (DGP) Punjab Gaurav Yadav right here on Friday.
These arrested have been recognized as Mandeep Singh alias Toofan alias Manu (24) of Batala and Manpreet Singh alias Mani Rayya (30) of Amritsar. Each the gangsters had been needed by the Punjab Police for the previous few years in numerous prison instances of homicide, dacoity, extortion, carjacking, medicine and arms trafficking instances.
The Police have additionally recovered 4 subtle weapons together with one .30 caliber Chinese language pistol, one .45 caliber pistol Taurus USA, one .357 caliber magnum revolver, and one .32 caliber pistol together with 36 stay cartridges from their possession.
The event got here simply 5 days after the AGTF had arrested the sixth and final shooter recognized as Deepak Mundi within the Sidhu Moosewala homicide case alongside together with his two aides from Indo-Nepal Border in West Bengal, whereas they had been making an attempt to flee to Nepal to additional attain Thailand through Bhutan. The identical gang had additionally hatched a conspiracy to kill Bollywood actor Salman Khan.
DGP Gaurav Yadav mentioned that in an intelligence-led operation a crew of AGTF underneath the supervision of ADGP Promod Ban, led by AIG AGTF Sandeep Goel apprehended Mani Rayya from village Harsha Chhina in Raja Sansi space of Amritsar Rural, whereas, accused Mandeep Toofan has been arrested from village Khakh in Verowaal of Tarn Taran district. The AGTF crew additionally included DSP Bikram Brar, SP Abhimanyu Rana, DSP Parminder Rajan, and DSP Gurinderpal Singh Nagra, whereas, a Police crew from Amritsar Commissionerate led by DCP Investigation Mukhwinder Singh Bhullar additionally joined the AGTF crew.
“Initially, these two shooters had been assigned the duty to take the lifetime of Sidhu Moosewala. In truth, they together with Gangsters Kapil Pandit and Sachin Thapan had performed reconnaissance at Moosewala village twice or thrice in February 2022, moreover, arranging Police Uniforms for impersonation, however had failed completed the duty regardless of repeated makes an attempt,” he mentioned. The probe has additionally revealed that Goldy Brar and Bishnoi had despatched two separate groups to take the lifetime of Sidhu Moosewala, for which that they had began planning a very long time again, he added.
The DGP mentioned that, afterward, Satvir Singh (already arrested) introduced Toofan and Mani Rayya to Bathinda on his Fortuner automotive on Could 20, 2022, and launched them to Manu and Priyavart Fauji, which was the second crew despatched to take the lifetime of Moosewala. They had been in shut contact with Goldy Brar whereas they stayed in Bathinda, he added.
He mentioned with the arrest of those two gangsters, the Punjab Police has additionally obtained a significant lead within the Rocket Propelled Grenade (RPG) terror assault at Punjab Police Intelligence Headquarters in Mohali, as each had accompanied gangsters Deepak Jhajjar and Devayanshu in the course of the homicide of rival gangster Rana Kandowalia in 2021. Notably, Deepak Jhajjar and Devayanshu are the important thing accused within the RPG assault case.
In the meantime, that is one more addition to the record of achievements within the ongoing battle towards gangsters waged by the Punjab Police on the instructions of Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann.
Historical past-Sheets of Mandeep Toofan & Mani Rayya
Mandeep Singh alias Toofan (24) has been going through seven prison instances, of which, he’s going through trial in 4 instances and absconding in three prison instances, whereas, proclaimed offender (PO) in two instances. He was concerned within the broad daylight homicide of Councillor Gurdeep Pehalwan in Amritsar and one of many prime suspects within the homicide of gangster Jaggu Bhagwanpuria’s spouse Harsimran Kaur. He was additionally concerned within the sensational dacoity of 11 kg gold from Srafa Bazaar of Amritsar in 2019. Mandeep Toofan was the principle shooter concerned within the homicide of rival gangster Fauji in 2020. He was additionally nominated as one of many primary accused within the homicide of Satu, a wine contractor of Fatehgarh Churian in 2021.
Manpreet Singh alias Mani Rayya (30) has been going through 18 prison instances, of which, he’s going through trial in seven instances and needed in 4 prison instances, whereas, convicted in three prison instances and acquitted in 4 prison instances. Mani Rayya was concerned within the notorious 2016-gang battle in Tarn Taran between Harry, Bambiha, and Jaggu group. He had escaped from police custody in Central Jail, Hoshiarpur additionally aided one other gangster Akul Khatri escape from police custody by injuring police personnel in SBS Nagar in 2016. He extorted an enormous amount of cash from a fabric service provider of Baba Bakala in 2022. He had additionally snatched an Innova Crysta automotive at gunpoint from Rayya.