PUNJAB POLICE RAIDS 822 PLACES LINKED WITH ASSOCIATES OF GANGSTERS ACROSS STATE
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 Singh Mann, Punjab Police on Friday conducted raids at suspected hideouts of associates/active supporters of gangsters across the state.
The simultaneous raids were conducted from 7am to 11am on the directions of Director General of Police (DGP) Punjab Gaurav Yadav. All the residential and other premises of associates, relatives and friends linked with gangsters, 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 headed by inspectors/sub-inspectors to carry out these searches 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 added.
He said that as many as 822 places of associates, relatives and friends linked with various gangsters were raided by over 350 parties of Punjab Police involving about 2000 police personnel during this operation, he added.
“Today’s searches were planned after the questioning of several persons arrested during recently busted modules of gangsters,” said the Special DGP.
He said that several persons have also been detained for questioning 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.