Punjab Police arrests 4 individuals together with 2 shooters for murdering shopkeeper in Tarn Taran, 4 pistols recovered

Punjab Police arrests 4 individuals together with 2 shooters for murdering shopkeeper in Tarn Taran, 4 pistols recovered

CHANDIGARH: The continuing relentless battle in opposition to gangsters launched on the instructions of Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann delivered one more success after Punjab Police has arrested 4 individuals, together with two shooters, for murdering a Tarn Taran-based Shopkeeper Gurjant Singh, mentioned Director Common of Police (DGP) Punjab Gaurav Yadav right here on Sunday. Gurjant Singh was shot lifeless at his store by two assailants at his store on October 11, 2022.

The arrested individuals are close-associates of Canada-based terrorist Lakhbir Singh alias Landa and Europe-based terrorist Satpal Singh alias Satta, who in flip are shut associates of a Pakistan-based terrorist Harvinder Singh Rinda of Babbar Khalsa Worldwide (BKI).

The arrested shooters have been recognized as Gurkirat Singh alias Ghugi of village Sheron in Tarn Taran and Ajmeet Singh of Naushera Pannuan in Tarn Taran, mentioned DGP Gaurav Yadav, whereas figuring out two others as Harmanjot and Akashdeep Singh— each resident of Batala, who have been arrested for offering weapons and different logistic help to the shooters. The police had additionally recovered 4 pistols together with two 9mm and two .30 bore from their possession, he added.

The event got here 4 days after the arrest of two individuals, recognized as Ravisher Singh alias Ravi of village Sheron in Tarn Taran and Varinder Singh alias Bhindi of Naushera Pannuan in Tarn Taran, who carried out recce and harboured shooters on this case. The Police had additionally recovered one .30 bore pistol and two automobiles together with Hyundai Verna and Volkswagen Vento— which have been used within the crime, from their possession.

CP Amritsar Arun Pal Singh mentioned that following dependable inputs, in a joint operation Tarn Taran Police, Commissionerate Police Amritsar and Anti-Gangster Activity Drive (AGTF) arrested all of the 4 accused individuals.

Preliminary Investigations have revealed that the arrested individuals have been hatching a conspiracy to commit one other goal killing within the space of Amritsar on the behest of Landa and Rinda.

SSP Tarn Taran Ranjit Singh Dhillon revealed that there was a household dispute between Gurjant and his estranged cousin Arshdeep Singh alias Batti, who’s close-associate of Satnam Satta and Landa, and was arrested by the Delhi Particular Cell in Kurukshetra IED planting case. “Landa and Satta avenged the arrest of Arshdeep Batti by murdering Gurjant, who in response to them was the informer to the Police and performed a pivotal function in getting Arshdeep Batti arrested,” he added.

Pertinently, a case FIR No. 200 dated 11.10.2022 had been registered underneath sections 302, 506 and 120-B of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and part 25/54/59 of the Arms Act at Police Station Sadar Tarn Taran.

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