Punjab: Three held for gangster Jarnail Singh's killing in Amritsar
Amritsar, June 9: The Amritsar Police on Friday arrested three persons in connection with the murder of gangster Jarnail Singh, an official said. According to DGP Gaurav Yadav, the police arrested three persons, including Gurmej Singh, driver of the car carrying the four assailants who shot dead gangster Jarnail Singh at his native Sathiala village in Baba Bakala subdivision of Amritsar district on May 24 this year.
"After further investigation of Jarnail Singh's murder at Sathiala village, the Amritsar police have arrested three accused, including Gurmej Singh, the driver of the car carrying four shooters. Gurmej drove the car to the crime spot and left the shooters at different places after the incident," tweeted the DGP.
Earlier, the Punjab Police said it had arrested one of the accused involved in the killing of the deceased gangster. The accused was identified as Gurveer Singh.
DGP Gaurav Yadav said one pistol and seven live cartridges were seized from the possession of the accused. "In a major breakthrough, the AGTF, Punjab, have arrested Gurveer Singh alias Guri, the shooter of the Bambiha Gang and one of the accused involved in the killing of Jarnail Singh at village Sathiala, Amritsar Rural. One pistol and seven live cartridges were recovered," DGP Yadav tweeted.
He further said the accused had been declared a proclaimed offender and was listed as wanted.
"He has a criminal history with a number of criminal cases registered. He has been declared a proclaimed offender by the Hon'ble Courts and is wanted across the state and in Delhi," the DGP tweeted.
Earlier, DGP Yadav had said the police had begun a search operation after establishing the role of 10 persons accused in the murder of gangster Jarnail Singh. At the time of his killing, Singh, who belonged to the notorious Gopi Ganshampuriya gang, was out on bail.