Punjab police busts interstate organised crime syndicate

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CHANDIGARH/AMRITSAR, July 8:  Amidst the ongoing campaign to make Punjab a safe and secure state as per the directions of Chief Minister Bhagwant Singh Mann, Amritsar Commissioner ate Police has busted an interstate organised crime syndicate with the arrest of its kingpin and four members from a flat located in Kharar, said Director General of Police (DGP) Punjab Gaurav Yadav here on Monday.

    Police teams have also recovered two .32 bore pistols

      Authorities identified the kingpin of the crime syndicate as Jai Sharma, also known as Sukha Pistol Ambarsarya, a resident of Prem Nagar in Amritsar. They also identified four members: Nikhil Sharma, also known as Lala, of Sandhu Colony in Amritsar; Moni of Kot Khalsa in Amritsar; and Arpit Thakur and Karan Sharma, both residents of Sri Naina Devi in district Bilaspur of Himachal Pradesh. . Accused Sukha Pistol has a criminal history with seven cases pertaining to Arms Act, Snatching and Theft  registered against him.

          Police teams have also recovered two .32 bore pistols along with three magazines and eight live cartridges from their possession.

crime syndicate : DGP: Police Arrest Sukha

          DGP Gaurav Yadav said that following reliable inputs that accused Sukha Pistol along with his accomplices had gone to Khandwa in Madhya Pradesh to procure illicit weapons, teams from Police Station Civil Line Amritsar started keeping vigil on their movements. On their return from Madhya Pradesh, Police teams have pinpointed their location in Kharar, he added.

          “Acting swiftly, Police teams under the supervision of ADCP City-2 Abhimanyu Rana have conducted a raid at a flat and successfully arrested all accused persons and recovered two pistols along with ammunition from their possession,” said the DGP.

          He said that preliminary investigations have revealed that the accused persons were planning to attack members of rival gang. He added that authorities booked the accused persons under the newly introduced section 111 (Organised Crime) of the Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita (BNS).

        Commissioner of Police (CP) Amritsar Ranjit Singh Dhillon shared more details, stating that this criminal syndicate engaged in criminal acts including theft, snatching, and arms trafficking.

          He said that further investigations are on to trace the forward and backward linkages of this module, and identify the MP-based arm smugglers. He added that they expect to make more arrests and recoveries.

        Police Station Civil Line Amritsar has registered a case (FIR no. 118 dated 07/07/2024) under section 111 of the BNS and 25(7) of the Arms Act.

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