The Punjab Police claimed to have arrested a gangster allegedly involved in the killing of the son of Akali leader, dacoity and kidnapping incidents.
Senior Superintendent of Police Alka Meena said CIA staff Fatehgarh Sahib got a secret information that one gangster Raj Kumar alias Raju, a resident of Mansa district was roaming around here.
She said the CIA staff laid the trap and succeeded in nabbing him.
Meena said the gangster tried to fire at the police team but the CIA staff immediately overpowered him.
She said during preliminary interrogation, it came to light that he was involved in the killing of Boby Dhillon, son of former SAD (B) minister Teja Singh Dhillon son in 2009.
He was sentenced to life imprisonment in 2012. However, he came out of jail on parole in 2013 and jumped the parole in that case.
Raju was again arrested in 2014 in the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act case.
In 2016, he escaped from police custody while on way to court hearing from the Hoshiarpur jail to Mansa court with the help of his accomplices.
He was involved in nine criminal cases registered at different police stations in Punjab.
Police seized one pistol .12 bore and three live cartridges from his possession. PTI