Chandigarh/Jalandhar, June 24
After a three-week-long operation, the Jalandhar Rural Police has busted an extortion and arms smuggling racket linked to the Pinda gang and arrested 13 gang members – all trained shooters – and six others with logistic support. Providing and providing. ,
Senior Superintendent of Police Swapna Sharma gave this information on Friday.
A close aide of gangster Vicky Gounder, Palwinder Singh aka Pinda, whose role also appeared in Nabha Jailbreak, is said to be the gang leader and is apparently handling the gang with the help of Paramjeet aka Pamma, a native of Shahkot. was. Currently residing in Jalandhar, Greece.
The 13 arrested shooters have been identified as Sunil Masih alias Jeuna, Ravinder alias Ravi, Pradeep Singh, Manjinder alias Shavi and Sukhman Singh alias Subha, all from Lohiyan, Jalandhar. Sandeep alias Delhi, Major Singh, April Singh alias Shera, Balwinder alias Guddha and Salinder Singh, all from Nakodar, Jalandhar; Satpal alias Satta of Makhu, Ferozepur; and Devinderpal Singh alias Deepu and Satwant Singh alias Jagga of Shahkot, Jalandhar.
All those arrested are history-sheeters and are facing criminal charges for heinous crimes including murder, attempt to murder, extortion and arms smuggling.
While six other persons, who were arrested for providing shelter and providing logistical support, have been identified as Amarjeet alias Amar of Dharamkot; Balbir Masih, Eric and Badal, residents of Lohian; Harvinder Singh of Shahkot; and Bachittar Singh of Kapurthala.
Police also seized seven .32 bore pistols, three .315 bore pistols, one .315 bore gun, one .12 bore gun, one Toyota Innova, one Mahindra XUV500 and foreign currency worth Rs 8 lakh from them. is of.
The SSP said that Paramjeet alias Pamma used to finance the gang and send foreign currency Amarjeet alias Amar through hawala, which later split into the gang to carry out various criminal activities.
He said the gang was active for the last six years and was involved in organized extortion, armed highway dacoity, land mafia and arms smuggling from Madhya Pradesh.
Swapan Sharma said, “With his arrest, the police have been able to solve three blind cases of murder, extortion and armed robbery on the highway in Jalandhar and Bathinda.” At least 12 of the 19 arrested people were wanted by the police. eight criminal cases