PUNJAB POLICE ARREST SIX OPERATIVES OF PAK-BASED TERRORIST HARWINDER RINDA; FIVE PISTOLS RECOVERED
Amidst the ongoing campaign to make Punjab a safe and secure state as per the vision of Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann, the Anti-Gangster Task Force (AGTF) in a joint operation with SAS Nagar Police have arrested six associates of ISI-backed Pak-based terrorist Harwinder Singh alias Rinda and recovered five pistols along with ammunition from their possession, said Director General of Police (DGP) Punjab Gaurav Yadav here on Thursday.
Those arrested have been identified as Roshan Kumar, Saurab Kumar, Vikram Kumar, Amrinder Singh alias Billi, Arshveer Singh and Sunny, all residents of Patiala. All the arrested accused persons were involved in criminal activities including murder, attempt to murder, extortion, dacoity, inter-state gun running, etc.
DGP Gaurav Yadav said that following the reliable inputs, Police teams from AGTF under the overall supervision of ADGP Promod Ban have arrested all the six accused persons from the area of Zirakpur, when they were travelling in their Hyundai Verna car, and recovered five pistols along with 20 live cartridges from their possession.
He said that the arrested accused Arshveer Singh was wanted by the Punjab Police for his involvement in a Patiala double murder case, wherein, two youths were stabbed to death in April this year.
Sharing more details, AIG AGTF Sandeep Goel said that it was revealed during preliminary investigations that the arrested accused persons were planning to commit sensational crimes in the state.
Earlier, arrested persons Sunny and Arshveer were caught by the Special Cell Delhi and 18 pistols were recovered from them in January 2023, he said, while adding that both the accused persons have again started illegal activities after coming out on bail. Further investigations are on, he added.
A fresh case FIR no 247 dated 27-8-2023 has been registered under sections 382, 384, 473, 148 and 149 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and sections 25 (6) and 25 (7) of the Arms Act at Police Station Zirakpur, SAS Nagar.