The Anti-Gangster Task Force (AGTF) in a joint operation with Mohali police on Thursday arrested six alleged associates of ISI-backed and Pak-based terrorist Harwinder Singh alias Rinda, and recovered five pistols along with ammunition from their possession.
Those arrested have been identified as Roshan Kumar, Saurab Kumar, Vikram Kumar, Amrinder Singh alias Billi, Arshveer Singh, and Sunny, all residents of Patiala. It was said that all the accused were involved in criminal activities including murder, attempt to murder, extortion, dacoity, inter-state gun running, etc.
Punjab Director General of Police (DGP) Gaurav Yadav said that following reliable inputs, police teams from AGTF under the overall supervision of ADGP Promod Ban 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.
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The DGP added that the arrested accused Arshveer 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 FIR has been registered under sections 382 (theft after preparation made for causing death), 384 (extortion), 473 (making or possessing counterfeit seal), 148 (rioting, armed with deadly weapons) and 149 (unlawful assembly) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and
sections 25 (6) and 25 (7) of the Arms Act at Zirakpur police