Punjab

2 gangsters arrested by Punjab police with arms and ammunition

By Rajan Nath -- July 14, 2020 5:07 pm -- Updated:Feb 15, 2021

Further tightening the noose around gangsters in the state, Punjab Police on Tuesday busted a gang of international arms smugglers and highway robbers, with the arrest of two dreaded gangsters, including proclaimed offender Gurpreet Singh Gora and Germanjeet Singh.

Likewise, a bullet-proof jacket, along with a major haul of arms and ammunition smuggled, has been seized by the police. The gangsters are said to be involved in the smuggling of weapons from across the border into India.

The duo were arrested by the Jalandhar (Rural) Police from Bhogpur and recovered a bulletproof jacket and a .455 bore Pistol provided by gangster Gopi Ghanshampuriya, two Glock 09 mm Pistols with four live cartridges, one pump action 12 bore Rifle,
one .32 bore Revolver, a.30 bore Pistol and live cartridges were recovered from the gangsters, the Verna car they were traveling was also seized.

Gora is facing criminal charges in 14 cases in the various districts of Punjab for an attempt to murder, assault, snatching, dacoity, gang war, and others, and is a PO in 13 of these cases, said DGP Dinkar Gupta.

Navjot Mahal, SSP Jalandhar Rural said that the police had got a tip-off that Gurpreet Singh and his aide German Jeet Singh were going towards Behram in a Verna car and were planning to commit some heinous crime, such as snatching vehicles from the highway at gunpoint. Meanwhile, special surveillance was quickly organised at check posts in the entire area, and a team of the special staff of Jalandhar Rural Police was able to apprehend the car-borne assailants.

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A case under section 392, 212, 216 A, 506, and 120-B of IPC and 25, 27 Arms Act has been registered against gangsters at Bhogpur Police Station and further investigations in the case were on.

-PTC News

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