Thwarting a major attempt of target killing, Punjab Police has arrested an accused from Nadiala chowk in Kharar on Saturday.The arrested accused has been identified as Gurinder Singh alias Guri Shera of village Sindhwan in Fathegarh Sahib. Guri Shera has a criminal background and six cases including extortion, arms act, snatching, dacoity have already registered against him in the state. The police have also recovered two .30 caliber pistols and one .32 caliber pistol along with 10 cartridges from his possession.
Giving details, Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) Ropar Range Gurpreet Singh Bhullar said that following reliable inputs that Guri Shera along with his associate identified as Gurpreet Singh alias Jony of village Malakpur Jatta in Patiala are indulged in illicit smuggling of weapons, a case was registered against them at City Kharar Police Station in SAS Nagar. He said that acting on the tip-off, police teams under the supervision of SSP SAS Nagar Vivek Sheel Soni have apprehended Guri Shera and recovered three pistols and ammunition from his possession.
During the initial investigation, Guri disclosed that he used to procure arms and ammunition from states like Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh, and he was directed by European based handler to target an individual in an important city of Punjab, said DIG Bhullar adding that the accused was also paid Rs 1.50 lakh to purchase arms/ammunition and logistic support to commit this sensational crime. They also used to deliver these weapons to their gang members in Punjab, he said.The DIG said that further investigations are on to unravel the conspiracy and Guri's aide Gurpreet Singh alias Jony will also be arrested soon. Meanwhile, an FIR No. 87 dated 30-04-2022 has been registered under sections 25 (7) & (8) of the Arms Act at Police Station City Kharar.