For his role in solving several sensational cases including those of targetted killings which had rocked the state during 2015-17, Punjab Police DSP Bikramjit Singh Brar has been chosen for the Home Minister’s Medal for Excellence in Investigation. Brar, currently posted as DSP Detective in SAS Nagar with the additional charge in the Organized Crime Control Unit (OCCU), has also been instrumental in busting of Billa Mandiala cross-border terror module leading to recovery of one of biggest caches of highly sophisticated weapons.Disclosing this here today, the DGP Dinkar Gupta said the officer had also played a key role in arrest of gangster Sukhpreet Singh @ Budha, besides solving sensational murder of Amritsar ex-sarpanch Gurdeep Singh. Brar had also busted a racket of illegal diversion of 160 firearms from gun houses to terrorists and gangsters, the DGP added. Gupta further said that Brar was also the pivot of a major police operation which led to arrest of 23 persons involved in the racket, the DGP said, including two gangsters and gun house owners, and recovery of 36 illegally diverted weapons. This racket had supplied the illegal weapons used in the targeted killings between 2015 and 2017.Congratulating the DSP for his achievement, DGP Dinkar Gupta termed it as an honour for the whole force in acknowledgement of its professional integrity, sense of service and scientific ethos in service of state and country.
Gupta hoped the honour would act as inspiration and motivation to always put in our best to ensure safety and security of our people. The Award was instituted in 2018 for promoting high professional standards of investigation of crime, and, to recognize such investigations by the investigating officers of various police organizations in the country. DGP further said that Bikramjit Singh Brar was the lead investigator in arresting Gangster Billa Mandiala and six of his associates who had links with Pakistan-based smugglers and terrorists and 06 others were arrested. The biggest cache of highly sophisticated weapons, including two 0.3 caliber drum machine guns, 03 China made pistols, 05 Austria made Glock 9 mm pistols and 03 German made 9 mm Sig Sauer pistols was recovered from them. The Sig Sauer pistols are being used by the US Secret Service, which protects the US President.Gupta further recalled that In the case of gangster Sukhpreet Singh @ Budha as the accused had fled from India, Brar in quick coordination with central agencies had ensured detention and subsequent deportation of the wanted criminal from the Republic of Armenia. Bikramjit Singh Brar had also led the investigations into the sensational killing of Gurdeep Singh, ex-Sarpanch of village Umrapur in Amritsar in January 2020. A seven-member group of desperate gangsters led by Harman Bhullar and operated by US-based Pavitar Singh were identified and linked with the crime. A manhunt stretching across four states (Punjab, Uttrakhand, Utter Pradesh and Rajasthan) led to the tracking and arrest of the seven gangsters from Sojat in Rajasthan in February 2020.