Punjab Police busted inter-state arms racket backed by Lawrence Bishnoi, 2 held with 3 guns » Yes Punjab
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Punjab Police busted inter-state arms racket backed by Lawrence Bishnoi, 2 held with 3 guns » Yes Punjab

Chandigarh, June 11, 2024 (Yes, Punjabi News)

As part of continuous efforts to make Punjab a safe state in line with the vision of Prime Minister Bhagwant Singh Mann, Amritsar Rural Police busted an inter-state illegal arms smuggling racket backed by gangster Lawrance Bishnoi by arresting its two operatives, said the Director General of Police (DGP) ) Punjab Gaurav Yadav, here on Tuesday.

The arrested were identified as Harshdeep Singh of Ratoke village in Tarn Taran and Shubham Kumar of Guru Nanakpura in Amritsar.

Police teams also recovered three pistols – including two Glock 9 mm pistols and one .30 caliber pistol – along with 13 bullets and two mobile phones, and confiscated their Toyota Fortuner car (KA 42 M 5357).

DGP Gaurav Yadav said that the Amritsar Rural Police had also hired another racketeer from Rajasthan, identified as Bhupinder Singh, who is said to be a close associate of Lawrence Bishnoi and who supplied consignments of arms to the arrested accused for onward delivery to elements criminal. Police teams are conducting raids to nab accused Bhupinder Singh, he said.

Significantly, accused Harshdeep Singh and Bhupinder Singh, who have criminal antecedents and cases under NDPS and Arms Act registered against them, met each other during their stay in Ferozepur jail.

Sharing the details of the operation, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Amritsar Rural Satinder Singh said that following credible information that Harshdeep along with Shubham were going to deliver the arms consignment, police teams from CIA headquarters laid a trap in the premises of Gharinda Police Station and arrested both the accused while they were traveling in their Fortuner car and recovered.

A 30-barrel pistol along with 9 live bullets they had in their possession. Later, police teams also recovered two 9 mm Glock pistols from the place indicated by accused Harshdeep, he added.

He said further research is underway to trace the forward and backward connections of this module. More arrests and recoveries are expected, he added.

FIR case no. No. 135 dated June 10, 2024 was registered under Section 25 of the Arms Act at Gharinda Police Station, Amritsar Rural.