Amidst the ongoing war against anti-social elements launched on the directions of Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann, Punjab Police on Friday recovered six pistols including two foreign-made from different locations pinpointed by two Jailed Gangsters. The recovered pistols include one Austrian made 9mm Glock pistol, one made in China CF-98 pistol and along with four country-made .315 bore pistols with 12 live cartridges.
Disclosing this, Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) Ropar Range-cum-Anti-Gangster Task Force (AGTF) Gurpreet Singh Bhullar said that Tanranjit Singh alias Tanna was nominated as accused in case FIR no 117 u/s 384, 120b and 25/54/59 dated 29.07.2022 of Police Station, Sirhind.
Upon his interrogation, it was revealed that Tanna had received consignment of 11 sophisticated weapons smuggled from across-border by Pakistan based ISYF Chief Lakhbir Singh Rode alias Baba, of which the Police had recovered nine weapons and two are still with him, he said. “Following this one CF-98 pistol and two .315. bore pistols were recovered from his friend’s house in Lopoke, Amritsar,” he said.
SSP Fatehgarh Sahib Dr Ravjot Grewal said that on disclosure of Taranjot Tanna, the Police have also brought another Gangster Jaspal Singh alias Jassi from Kapurthala Jail and recovered the remaining Glock pistol along with two-country made pistols from a his associate Laadi’s home from Hoshiarpur.
She said that with this recovery, CIA Fatehgarh Sahib team has managed to recover the entire chunk of the weapon consignment sent by Lakhbir Rode from Pakistan.Pertinently, Taranjit Tanna’s name was also figured in a recent Extortion case belonging to District Bathinda, wherein, Goldy Brar, Manpreet alias Manna and Taranjit alias Tanna recently have extorted money from Bathinda-based businessman.
In this case, shooters arrested by Delhi Special Cell revealed Tanna's name.Meanwhile, further investigation is going on to ascertain their cross border links.