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Punjab police’s AGTF arrest three operatives of foreign-based gangsters Goldy Brar and Rohit Godara

PUNJAB NEWS EXPRESS | March 16, 2024 04:16 PM

CHANDIGARH: In a major breakthrough, the Anti-Gangster Task Force (AGTF) of the Punjab Police has averted sensational crimes in the state with the arrest of three operatives of Goldy Brar and Rohit Godara of Lawrance Bishnoi gang from Zirakpur, said Director General of Police (DGP) Punjab Gaurav Yadav here on Saturday.

Those arrested have been identified as Ajay Singh alias Ajaypal and Ankit, both residents of Bhiwani in Haryana; and Lakhwinder Singh alias Lucky, a resident of AKS Colony in Zirakpur. Accused Ankit has a criminal background with involvement in cases of heinous crimes including murder, attempt to murder, extortion and Arms Act registered in Haryana.

Police teams have also recovered two .32 calibre Pistols along with 11 live cartridges from their possession and also impounded their Hyundai Aura car.

DGP Gaurav Yadav said that acting on the reliable information, teams of AGTF headed by ADGP Promod Ban under the supervision of AIG Gurmeet Singh Chauhan and AIG Sandeep Goel followed the trail of the trio accused and arrested them from a flat located near Airport Road in Zirakpur.

He said that preliminary investigations have revealed that the accused, who were operating on the instructions of foreign-based absconding gangsters Goldy Brar and Rohit Godara of Lawrance Bishnoi gang, were conducting recce and gathering other relevant information as they were tasked to execute target killings of rival gangsters.

Sharing more details, ADGP Promod Ban said that accused Ankit along with his associates committed the sensational broad daylight murder of rival gangster Jai Kumar alias Bhadar— a history-sheeter, who had more than 27 criminal cases of heinous crimes on him. Ankit killed him on November 6, 2023, and was on the run ever since. Haryana police had also offered a reward for his arrest.

He said that arrested accused Ajay and Ankit had also made unsuccessful attempts to execute target killings in Rajasthan. Further investigations are on to dig deeper into criminal activities of this module, he added.

A case FIR number 8 dated 15/03/2024 has been registered under section 120-B of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and sections 25(6) and 25(7) of the Arms Act at Police Station State Crime, SAS Nagar.

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