PUNJAB POLICE CONDUCT STATE-WIDE SEARCHES AT PLACES LINKED WITH ASSOCIATES OF LAKHBIR LANDA, HARWINDER RINDA
In a massive crackdown against gangster-terrorist nexus amidst the ongoing drive to make Punjab a crime-free state as per the vision of Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann, Punjab Police on Sunday conducted raids at suspected hideouts of persons linked with Gangsters-turned-Terrorists Lakhbir Singh alias Landa and Harwinder Singh alias Rinda.
The simultaneous raids were conducted from 6am to 11am on the directions of Director General of Police (DGP) Punjab Gaurav Yadav, wherein, all the residential and other premises linked with associates of both the criminals, were thoroughly searched in all the 28 police districts in the state.
Special DGP Law and Order Arpit Shukla said that all the CPs/SSPs were directed to depute strong police parties to make this operation successful, which was aimed at disrupting the nexus between terrorists, gangsters and drug smugglers based in India and Abroad. Police teams were asked to round up suspicious persons during the operation, he said.
All the major places linked with Landa and Rinda were raided during this operation by 364 parties of Punjab Police involving about 2000 police personnel.
“Today’s searches were planned after the questioning of several persons arrested during recently busted modules backed by Lakhbir Landa and Harwinder Rinda,” said Special DGP Arpit Shukla.
He said that several persons have also been detained during the operation for further verification and incriminating material has been seized from their possession. The material and data collected during the search operation is being examined further, he added.
Pertinently, such raids help in infusing fear among the anti-social elements, whilst instilling a sense of safety and security among the common people.
BOX: TARN TARAN POLICE ARREST TWO ASSOCIATES OF RINDA; TWO PISTOLS RECOVERED
Meanwhile, Tarn Taran Police have achieved a major success during this operation after the Police party led by DSP Bhikhiwind arrested two associates of Harwinder Rinda identified as Arshdeep singh and his brother Wattandeep Singh, both residents of village Kulla. The Police teams have also recovered two pistols including .30 bore Star Pistol and .45 bore along with 285 live cartridges of different bores, besides, recovering 100 grams of Opium and 250Kgs Lahan (Raw material used to make liquor) from their possession.
SSP Taran Taran Gurmeet Singh Chauhan said that FIR has been registered against them and both the brothers are being interrogated.