Punjab Police busted inter-state arms smuggling;  2 arrested
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Punjab Police busted inter-state arms smuggling; 2 arrested

Chandigarh: Punjab Director General of Police (DGP) Gaurav Yadav on Tuesday said an inter-state arms smuggling racket backed by gangster Lawrence Bishnoi has been busted following the arrest of two of his agents.

Police seized two 9mm Glock pistols and a .30 caliber pistol along with 13 cartridges and two mobile phones, he said, identifying those arrested as Harshdeep Singh of Ratoke village in Tarn Taran and Shubham Kumar of Guru Nanakpura in Amritsar.

Yadav said that both of them have drug and Arms Act cases against each other, Yadav said, adding that they met when they were in Ferozepur jail.

The DGP said the Amritsar rural police have also booked an agent from Rajasthan, identified as Bhupinder Singh, a close associate of Bishnoi, and raids are being launched to nab him.

Bhupinder Singh delivered arms consignments to Harshdeep Singh and Shubham Kumar to supply them to criminal elements, Yadav added.

Senior Superintendent of Police (Amritsar Rural) Satinder Singh said Harshdeep Singh and Kumar were arrested when they went to deliver a consignment of arms.

After receiving information, police teams laid a trap for them in Gharinda police station area, he said.

The officer added that further investigations are underway to trace the network of this module.

Published June 11, 2024, 21:38 IST