Important suspect in Mohali RPG assault arrested in Gorakhpur
Chandigarh, January 25
The Nationwide Investigation Company (NIA) has arrested Deepak Ranga, who was the primary shooter within the RPG assault on Punjab Police Intelligence Headquarters, Mohali, on Might 9 final yr.
He was arrested from Gorakhpur on Wednesday morning, an NIA assertion stated. Deepak together with a juvenile confederate have been noticed using a motorbike a day earlier than assault.
The juvenile was arrested earlier from Mumbai in a joint operation by the Punjab and Delhi Police. The brazen assault shook the police administration and the newly shaped Bhagwant Mann authorities, which was in second month of governance solely.
Ranga, hailing from Surakpur village in Jhajjar, Haryana, is a detailed affiliate of Canada-based gangster-turned-terrorist Lakhbir Singh Sandhu, alias Landa, and Pakistan-based gangster-turned-terrorist Harvinder Singh Sandhu, alias Rinda.
Aside from his involvement within the RPG assault, Ranga has been concerned in a lot of different violent terrorist and felony offences, together with killings. He had been receiving terror funds and logistical help from Rinda and Landa, an NIA spokesperson stated.
The NIA had taken over the case in September 2022 after it emerged that terrorist outfits and terror parts primarily based overseas have been working in tandem with leaders and members of organised felony gangs working in northern states to commit focused killings and felony acts. It had additionally emerged that the community was additionally engaged in smuggling arms, ammunition explosives and IEDs throughout the border by gun runners, unlawful arms and ammunition producers and suppliers.
The assertion additional stated because the registration of three instances towards the terror-gangster-drug smuggler community, the NIA has already arrested 19 members of assorted organised felony gangs, two arms suppliers and one financier linked with the community below UAPA.
Canada-based Arsh Dalla was designated as an ‘particular person terrorist’ by the MHA on January 9.
Landa’s aide ranga belongs to Jhajjar
- Deepak Ranga is a local of Surakpur village in Jhajjar. He was arrested on Wednesday morning
- He’s a detailed aide of Lakhbir Singh Sandhu, alias Landa, and Harvinder Singh Sandhu, alias Rinda
- The Might 9 assault shook the police administration and the newly shaped Bhagwant Mann authorities