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Punjab: Bambiha Gang shooter held with two accomplices

This is the second major module engaged in cross-border smuggling of arms and drugs to have been busted by the Punjab Police in the last two days.

Statesman News Service | Chandigarh |

As part of its ongoing drive against drug trafficking, Anti Gangster Task Force (AGTF) of the Punjab Police has arrested a dreaded gangster associated with the Bambiha Gang identified as Harpreet Singh alias Happy Bhullar along with his two aides.

The other two arrested persons have been identified as Rajwinder Singh and Parambir Singh alias Bobby. They were engaged in cross-border smuggling of weapons and drugs, an official spokesperson said.

The police have recovered from the possession of the gangsters four pistols including one .30 caliber and three .32 caliber along with six magazines and 125 live cartridges, 1.05 kilogram (kg) heroin, Rs 78.27 lakhs of drug money, seven gold bangles, 25 gold coins, four gold chains, seven gold rings, one silver chain, three cars including Skoda, Honda City, and Brezza, three motorcycles including Yamaha, Hero Deluxe and Splendor and 15 smart phones.

This is the second major module engaged in cross-border smuggling of arms and drugs to have been busted by the Punjab Police in the last two days.

Director General of Police (DGP) Punjab Gaurav Yadav said the AGTF led by ADGP Promod Ban has got a huge success with the arrest of dreaded gangster Happy Bhullar, who is an infamous shooter of Davinder Bambiha gang and wanted in two murder cases. Happy Bhullar has been absconding since 2017, he said.

As per information, Bhullar is a history-sheeter and wanted for his involvement in two murders including that of Jalandhar-based financier Gurmeet Singh alias Tinku and of Inderjit Singh alias Tinda, a rival gang member of Jaipal group, and in two other cases registered in Ferozepur and UT Chandigarh.

Rajwinder Happy is also a history-sheeter and wanted in cases under the NDPS Act while Parambir Bobby is wanted in a case under the Arms Act.

Divulging more details regarding the preliminary investigation, Ban said the accused were involved in cross-border drug smuggling on a large scale and also have their footprints in Jammu & Kashmir. “The proceeds from this illegal activity were being used to purchase weapons and vehicles which were further being used in various criminal activities,” he said.