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Monday, 21 September 2020

Network pushing arms into Punjab busted, 7 held

Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, September 20

In a major breakthrough, the police have busted an inter-state network involved in pushing illegal arms and ammunition into Punjab with the arrest of seven members from various districts. As many as 12 .32 pistols and 15 live cartridges have also been seized.

Weapons seized

  • The suspects had been illegally pushing arms and ammunition into Punjab from Indore (MP)
  • As many as 12 .32 pistols and 15 live cartridges have been seized from their possession

The accused have been identified as Suraj (21) of New Rajan Nagar, Jalandhar; Vijay Kumar (25) of Bhikha, Adampur; Jobanjeet Singh (22) of Arjan Maanga village, Amritsar; Sahil Saini (27) of Prem Nagar, Pathankot; Amritpal Singh (24) of Bhoma, Batala; Keshav Khera (23) of Hakimi Gate, Amritsar; and Harmandeep Singh (24) of Kheri Veer Singh, Fatehgarh Sahib.

Commissioner of Police Gurpreet Singh Bhullar said the police started a probe after receiving information on September 9 regarding a person sustaining a bullet injury and undergoing treatment at a local hospital. The suspect was identified as Abhinav Misra of Pilibhit, UP.

"During the investigation, it came to the fore that Suraj had opened fire on Misra from an illegal weapon due to personal enmity. Following leads, the police nabbed Suraj, who told interrogators he along with Misra had been illegally pushing arms and ammunition into Punjab from Indore (MP).

After subsequent investigation, the police busted the network and seized 12 pistols and live cartridges besides arresting their accomplices from Batala, Amritsar, Pathankot and Fatehgarh Sahib, Bhullar added.

A case under Sections 307 and 188 of the IPC; 25, 54 and 59 of the Arms Act; 3 of the Epidemic Diseases Act; and 51 of the Disaster Management Act has been registered.

Vijay Kumar is already facing eight criminal cases, while Suraj, Jobanpreet and Keshav Arora were facing two cases each.

Bhullar said he would recommend DGP's coveted Disc Award for the team of CIA-1 headed by Harwinder Singh.



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