The Anti-Gangster Task Force (AGTF) of Punjab Police on Sunday arrested three close aides of jailed gangster Lawrence Bishnoi and Canada-based gangster Goldy Brar from Bathinda.The arrested accused persons have been identified as Lovepreet Singh alias Sachin of village Charewaan in Sri Muktsar Sahib, Himmatveer Singh Gill of village Jhorar in Sri Muktsar Sahib and Balkaran alias Vicky of village Chak Duhe Wala in Sri Muktsar Sahib. The Police have also recovered two .30-caliber pistols, two .32-caliber pistols along with 20 cartridges and a white i20 car from their possession. Pertinently, Punjab Government has recently constituted an AGTF headed by ADGP Promod Ban under the supervision of DGP Punjab VK Bhawra to intensify action against gangsters.
Giving details, DIG AGTF Gurpreet Singh Bhullar said that following reliable inputs, an AGTF team from Bathinda has managed to arrest the trio accused persons, who were planning to attack a prominent businessman of Malwa region to extort money from him. "With the arrest of these accused persons, a sensational crime has been averted," he said.DIG Bhullar said that while all the three accused persons have a criminal background, Sachin and Himmatveer were indulged in drug smuggling and illegal weapon trafficking in the neighbouring state of Punjab, Haryana and Delhi. He said that they procure weapons for the gang from other states and used to deliver to their associates for target killings.
On the directions of Canadian based Gangster Goldy Brar and Anmol Bishnoi, younger brother of Lawrance Bishnoi, they were providing hideouts to absconding gangsters of the National Capital Region (NCR), the DIG said."Recently the Counter Intelligence unit of special cell Delhi has arrested a wanted gangster Sharukh, who was provided hideout in Punjab by Sachin and his associates," he added. Meanwhile, an FIR dated 01-05-2022 has been registered under sections 25 (7) and (8) of the Arms Act at Police Station Civil Line Bathinda and further investigation are on.