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Man, whose ID used to rent flat for slain gangsters’ in Kolkata arrested in Punjab

PUNJAB NEWS EXPRESS | June 12, 2021 07:36 PM

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Police has today arrested the Haryana-based man whose credentials and documents were used to hire a flat for the hideout of slain gangsters-turned-drug smugglers Jaipal Bhullar and Jaspreet Singh alias Jassi in Kolkata. The arrested person has been identified as Sumit Kumar, a resident of Meham in Haryana.

The development came three days after Jaipal Bhullar and Jaspreet Jassi were neutralised by the STF West Bengal Police, after they fired on the West Bengal Police party when they raided their flat in Kolkata.

Additional Director General of Police (ADGP) Counter Intelligence and Organised Crime Control Unit (OCCU) Amit Prasad said that they have managed to nab Sumit, a close associate cum business partner of Bharat Kumar, who helped Jaipal Bhullar and Jassi in escaping from Morena, Gwalior and arranged hideout for them in Kolkata, after they killed two ASIs Bhagwan Singh and Dalwinderjit Singh of Jagraon Police at grain market, Jagraon on May 15, 2021 evening.

Bharat was arrested with .30 bore pistol and Honda Accord car from near Shambhu Border in Rajpura area on June 9 and on his disclosures, Punjab Police gave information to the West Bengal Police that the gangsters duo, Jaipal and Jassi, that they were holed up in a rented apartment in Kolkata.

The ADGP said that preliminary investigations had found that both Sumit Kumar and Bharat Kumar, who were business partners since 2015, were involved in illegal sale of fancy mobile numbers, including mobile numbers of foreign based telecoms, purchased from different countries and other states, and they used to sell them across Punjab, Haryana at exorbitant rates.

He said that Bharat was also found to be in possession of an official ID of Constable Amarjit Singh, which was being used to evade toll plazas while escaping from Gwalior. “Although, Bharat claimed that Constable Amarjit is his and Sumit’s mutual friend, the Police are investigating why he was having possession of Amarjit’s official ID and if the latter had any knowledge about his official ID being misused by Bharat, ” said ADGP Amit Prasad.

Meanwhile, further investigations are being carried out to investigate the role of Bharat and Sumit in criminal actions and activities.

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