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Three unidentified gangsters booked for murdering Nakodar cloth merchant, his gunman

ASHOK KAURA | December 08, 2022 07:42 PM

NAKODAR: Ridiculing the Punjab Government claims on anti-gangsters’ task force three unidentified gangsters on Wednesday late evening shot dead Nakodar cloth merchant Bhupinder Singh alias Timmi and his gunman constable Mandeep Singh.

Harmindar Singh a resident of Adarsh colony, Jalandhar Road, Nakodar complained to the police that his son Bhupinder Singh and his gunman Mandeep Singh boarded their car (PB-36-H-2525) at 8.15 PM after closing their ready-made clothes shop in Royal Towers market and he was waiting to board the vehicle when suddenly three motorcycle-borne accused started firing at Bhupinder and Mandeep and he moved near the vehicle and saw both writhing and wriggling after being injured in firing and gunman Mandeep told him that he has fired from his weapon.

Harmindar Singh said that he rushed his son and his gunman to a private hospital where Bhupinder Singh scummed to injuries and transferred Mandeep Singh to a Jalandhar hospital where he breathed his last.

He said in his complaint that his son Bhpindar Singh had received a WhatsApp call from a phone number 6014767177 on November 1 for Rs 30 lakhs ransom and Bhupinder Singh was provided two gunmen adding

that unidentified persons opened fire on his son and his gunmen and committed a bad act and strict legal action should be taken against them.

Nakodar city station house officer Labh Singh said that he reached the spot where many people has assembled and recorded the statement of Harmindar Singh father of the deceased Bhupinder Singh and registered a case under sections 302(murder) 307(attempt to murder) and 34(committing the crime with common intention) of the Indian Penal Code and sections 25/54/59 of the Arms Act against unidentified three accused.

It is pertinent to mention here that the Nakodar city police had booked a gangster on charges of extortion and criminal intimidation.

The investigating officer (IO) Paramjit Singh had said that the accused has been identified as gangster Inda.

The victim had complained to the police that the accused made a WhatsApp call to him on November 1 morning and introduced himself as a notorious gangster saying that he knows each this about him and demanded Rs 30 lakhs as ransom and threatened him with dire consequences if demanded money is not paid to him in time.

IO said that a case under sections 387(putting a person in fear of death) and 506(criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code was registered against the accused.

This gruesome incident of double murder has created a sense of insecurity among residents and put a question mark on police functioning.

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