The Punjab Police on Monday said it has arrested a noted gangster after an exchange of fire in Nurpurbedi area in Ropar district.
Akashey Pehlwan, 19, is wanted in criminal cases in Chandigarh, Haryana, Delhi and Rajasthan.
He was jailed in September, 2015, for 18 months for three gruesome murders in Sonipat in Haryana, the police said.
Being a minor, he was on bail since 2017. He got associated with gangster Raju Bisaudi of Sonipat. He also ran an organised extortion racket of cattle smuggling in Haryana and Uttar Pradesh.
Ropar Senior Superintendent of Police Swapan Sharma said Pehlwan was planning to kill a person in Sonipat due to an old rivalry.
He visited Nurpurbedi area to arrange weapons and logistic support. Three pistols of .32 bore and ammunition have been recovered from his possession.
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