The ongoing drive against anti-social elements launched on the directions of Chief Minister Bhagwant Singh Mann got a major breakthrough after the Anti-Gangster Task Force (AGTF) in a joint operation with SAS Nagar Police arrested two associates of Bambiha Gang, said Director General of Police (DGP) Punjab Gaurav Yadav here on Wednesday.
Those arrested have been identified as Avtar Singh alias Gora of village Sewe Wala in Faridkot and Ajay Kumar alias Preet Pandit in village Gadapur in Patiala. Police teams have also recovered four pistols— including three .32 bore and one .30 bore— along with six magazines and 16 live cartridges from their possession and also impounded one Splendor motorcycle.
DGP Gaurav Yadav said that following reliable inputs, a team of AGTF under the supervision of ADGP Promod Ban, led by AIG AGTF Sandeep Goel in a joint operation with SAS Nagar Police arrested both the accused persons from Old Ambala-Kalka road in Dhakoli, when they were travelling on their motorcycle. The operation was assisted by DSP AGTF Bikram Singh Brar.
He said that the arrested accused Avtar Gora, who is a close associate of Gangster Gurbax Sewewal, was declared the proclaimed offender (PO) in two criminal cases including in a sensational double murder case that took place in Jaitu in 2014. Sharing more details about preliminary investigations, AIG AGTF Sandeep Goel said that both the arrested accused persons were involved in providing logistics support, hideouts and weapons to the members of the Bambiha gang and were planning to commit sensational crime in the state.
Further investigations are on and more revelations about the crimes committed by the Bambiha gang are expected during the course of investigation, he added. A case FIR no. 79 dated 3/10/2023 has been registered under section 25(6)(7) of the Arms Act at Police Station Dhakoli in SAS Nagar.