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Gangster Dilpreet Singh arrested in Chandigarh after encounter

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

Gangster Dilpreet Singh, listed as an accused in several killings and for making extortion calls to singers and actors, was arrested today after an encounter near a bus stand here, a said.

He was arrested from Sector-43 by a team comprising personnel from the Police's Intelligence Wing and the

alias Baba suffered a bullet injury to his thigh in retaliatory fire by the team, the said, adding that he was admitted to the PGIMER here.

He was an 'A' category gangster and accused of attacking Parmish Verma this year, he said.

The and his friend were shot at by at least five in Mohali in April, and, later, Singh in a post had taken responsibility for the attack.

The team seized a pistol and impounded his car after the shoot-out, a said.

Singh was among the most-wanted gangsters of and wanted in over 30 criminal cases, including three murder and nine attempt to murder cases, in several states, including Punjab, and Maharashtra, and Union Territory Chandigarh, he said.

The gangster, a resident of Dhahan village in Punjab's district, is also accused of making extortion threats to renowned singers and artists of the state, the said.

He had allegedly threatened actor and and demanded extortion money from him in June.

The attacks and threats had terrorised the Punjabi film and music industry, the said.

Singh is an accused in the last year murder case of a sarpanch in Chandigarh.

The spokesman said investigations are underway.

There is heavy police deployment outside the hospital, he said.

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First Published: Mon, July 09 2018. 16:25 IST