ACCUSED AMRITPAL GUJJAR AND KAMALPREET OPENED FIRE OUTSIDE HOUSE IN CHANDIGARH WHILE PREM SINGH FACILITATED THEIR ESCAPE: DGP GAURAV YADAV
ACCUSED PERSONS WERE ON THEIR WAY FROM BIHAR TO UP WHEN NABBED AT GORAKHPUR RAILWAY STATION WITH SUPPORT OF GORAKHPUR POLICE
Amidst the ongoing drive to destroy the organised criminal networks in the state as per directions of Chief Minister Bhagwant Singh Mann, Anti-Gangster Task Force (AGTF) of the Punjab Police in joint operation with Central Agencies have solved the sensational Chandigarh firing case with the arrest of three operatives of foreign-based gangster Goldy Brar from Gorakhpur, said Director General of Police (DGP) Gaurav Yadav here on Sunday.
Those arrested have been identified as Amritpal Singh alias Gujjar of Kaloli in Banur, Kamalpreet Singh of Devinagar Abrawa in Banur and Prem Singh of Amrala in Dera Bassi. All the arrested accused have a criminal history with several criminal cases pertaining to Attempt to Murder, Extortion, Robbery and under Arms Act were registered against them in the state of Punjab.
As per the information, unidentified miscreants had opened fire at the house of a businessman located in Sector 5 of Chandigarh on January 19, 2024.
DGP Gaurav Yadav said that acting on the input of the AGTF Punjab headed by ADGP Promod Ban, Police teams under the supervision of AIG Sandeep Goel and led by DSP Bikramjit Singh Brar jointly with Chandigarh Police tracked them on their way from Bihar to Uttar Pradesh, and nabbed them at Gorakhpur Railway Station with the assistance of Gorakhpur Police.
He said that as per the preliminary investigations accused Amritpal Singh and Kamalpreet Singh fired gunshots in residential area located in sector 5, Chandigarh, while the third accused Prem Singh had facilitated their escape from the crime scene by providing his Verna Car and harbouring them at his home.
“Later, on the directions of Goldy Brar, trio accused fled to Bihar on January 27 and took shelter at Gurudwara Patna Sahib for two days before shifting to the hideout provided at village Chhitauli in Bihar by the Goldy Brar,” said the DGP, while adding that in the morning of February 4, they left the hideout in order to shift to new place.
Meanwhile, AIG Sandeep Goel said that further investigation is on and recovery of Arms & Ammunition is expected in coming days.