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Shooter Raj Hooda held in Jaipur after brief encounter

AGTF arrested Ramjan Khan @ Raj Hooda, involved in murder of Pardeep Kumar at Kotkapura, Faridkot has been apprehended after a brief encounter, said Punjab DGP Gaurav Yadav.

Statesman News Service | Jaipur |

Punjab Police’s Anti-Gangster Task Force (AGTF) in coordination with Jaipur Commissionerate Police on Sunday arrested Raj Hooda, an alleged shooter involved in the murder of Dera follower Pradeep Singh, after a brief encounter in Jagatpura area of the city.

The accused identified as Ramjan Khan, alias Raj Hooda sustained a bullet injury in his leg and was rushed to SMS Hospital under police protection. The encounter took place when a team of Punjab Police raided his rented house in Ramnagaria area here, Additional Commissioner of Jaipur Police Ajay Lamba told SNS when contacted.

Two persons hailing from Rajasthan’s Hanumangarh district were also arrested for giving shelter to the gangster Hooda as a tenant and social protection during his stay, said Lamba.

Punjab’s AGTF had got secret information about Hooda’s stay in Jaipur, and this forenoon, with the support of the Jaipur Police and Anti-Terror Squad teams of the Rajasthan police, cops in plain clothes raided his house.

The accused tried to escape and exchanged fire with the police teams in which he got a bullet injury in his leg. He was held and rushed to a private hospital, from where he was referred to SMS hospital.

“The patient (Hooda) is out of danger. A minor surgery is being performed on his wounds by the doctors, and he will be handed over to the police after he recovers and comes in a situation to move out,” said the Additional Superintendent of SMSH.

In a tweet, Punjab DGP Gaurav Yadav said: “In a major breakthrough #AGTF arrested Ramjan Khan @ Raj Hooda, involved in murder of Pardeep Kumar at #Kotkapura, #Faridkot has been apprehended after a brief encounter with AGTF at #Jaipur, Rajasthan. The operation was successfully executed with the coordination of Central agencies & Rajasthan Police.”