Major Narco-Gangster module busted in Tarn Taran

The Punjab Police has busted a major narco-gangster module with the arrest of three persons, allegedly linked to the 532 kg Attari drug haul. Six illegal weapons have been seized from the accused and a case against them at Police Station Bhikiwind, district Tarn Taran, under sections 27 of NDPS Act, 25, 54, 59 of Arms Act, 188, 269, 270, 506 of IPC and 51B of Disaster Management Act, DGP Dinkar Gupta said on Tuesday. Gupta said that a team arrested Gurpreet Singh.

The weapons recovered from them included a 12 bore double barrel rifle, a 32 bore Beretta pistol, two 32 bore pistols, a 12 bore pistol and a 315 bore pistol, along with 2 live rounds of 315 bore and 2 live rounds of 32 bore. Giving details, the DGP said that Gurpreet Singh’s questioning had revealed that he was in direct contact with Shubham, a Batala-based gangster and a prime accused in the case of armed robbery of nearly Rs 7 crore from a jewellery shop in Amritsar in 2018.

He was arrested in 2019 and is currently lodged in Central Jail, Amritsar. Based on the forensic and technical investigation conducted so far, it has been found that Gurpreet Singh was in contact with Shubham, and supplied weapons to his associates in Tarn Taran and Ferozepur areas. The DGP further said on the basis of investigation done by the team led by SSP Dhruv Dhaiya, three other associates of the gang, all residents of Ferozepur, had been identified. They were found to be actively involved in supply of weapons into Harike, Patti and Bhikiwind areas of Tarn Taran.

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