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Punjab Police arrest infamous gangster Pleased Baba, automated pistol recovered: DGP Gaurav Yadav

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JALANDHAR: In a significant blow to organised crime in Punjab amidst the continuing drive to make Punjab a protected and safe state, Punjab Police have averted deliberate goal killings within the state with the arrest of Harpreet Singh alias Pleased Baba of village Aladinpur in Tarn Taran, mentioned Director Normal of Police (DGP) Punjab Gaurav Yadav right here on Friday.

Accused Pleased Baba has been going through a number of felony circumstances pertaining homicide and try to homicide. Police groups have additionally recovered one .30 bore automated pistol together with {a magazine} and three dwell cartridges from his possession.

DGP Gaurav Yadav mentioned that the arrested accused is an operative of most-wanted gangster Harpreet Singh alias Pleased Jatt of Jandiala, who was hatching a conspiracy to execute goal killings to disturb the peace and communal concord within the border state of Punjab, and assigned the previous to perform this process in lieu of big cash.

“Accused Pleased Baba can also be one of many greatest weapon suppliers in Punjab, and was intently related to weapon suppliers of Madhya Pradesh, ” he mentioned.

The event got here 25 days after Counter Intelligence Jalandhar had arrested Vikramjit Singh alias Vicky Bhatti of Nanaksar Mohalla in Tarn Taran after recovering two pistols together with ammunition from his possession.

Sharing extra particulars, AIG Counter Intelligence Jalandhar Navjot Singh Mahal mentioned that in questioning of accused Vicky Bhatti, it got here to gentle that the Pleased Jatt has assigned Pleased Baba to hold out goal killings within the state. Performing swiftly, the police groups have launched a vigorous operation and arrested the accused Pleased Baba, he added.

He mentioned that in questioning Pleased Baba confessed his involvement in inter-state smuggling of illicit weapons after smuggling them from Madhya Pradesh and since 2020-21, he has bought not less than 100 illicit weapons within the space of Tarn Taran and Amritsar. Additional investigations are on, he added.

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