The Anti-Gangster Task Force (AGTF) of the Punjab Police on Monday arrested four key gunmen of the Lawrence Bishnoi Gang, police said on Monday.
Director General of Police (DGP) Punjab Gaurav Yadav said the accused were facing several criminal cases registered in Punjab and Haryana.
The arrested were identified as Mehfooz alias Vishal Khan of Saidpura in Dera Bassi, Manjeet Singh alias Guri of Khedi Gujran in Dera Bassi, Ankit of Narainpur in Panchkula and Goldy of Kheri in Panchkula. Police teams also recovered six pistols along with 26 live cartridges from their possession.
Yadav said that following reliable inputs, the AGTF team led by AIG AGTF Sandeep Goel arrested four gunmen who were tasked by Lawrence Bishnoi to harm and attack their rival gang members.
He said all the four arrested accused are history buffs and have faced criminal cases of heinous crimes including attempt to murder, car theft, extortion and violation of Arms Act in Punjab and Haryana.
Additional Director General of Police (ADGP) Promod Ban said the accused Mehfooz alias Vishal was wanted in a case involving the recovery of six pistols where his aide identified as Nitish Rana was arrested by the Dhakoli police while he managed to escape. place.
Accused Vishal was also involved in the shooting that took place on the premises of a pub-restaurant, Brew Bros, in Mohali in March last year, he said, adding that he opened fire on the instructions of gangster Lawrence Bishnoi to extort money. money.
Ban said further investigations are underway and more revelations are expected as the investigation progresses.
An FIR was registered under Sections 384 and 120-B of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Section 25 of the Arms Act at the state crime police station in Mohali.
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