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Gangster nabbed in Punjab's Jalandhar

Press Trust of India  |  Jalandhar 

A gangster was arrested here Tuesday in a joint operation by the counter-intelligence wing of police and the rural police, officials said.

Gurpreet, alias Kaka, was apprehended near Bhogpur on the Jalandhar-Pathankot National Highway, (AIG) of Police Harkamalpreet Singh Khakh said, adding that a pistol and live cartridges were seized from his possession.

Gurpreet, who hails from Punjab's Gurdaspur, had allegedly killed a 27-year-old man and injured two of the victim's aides last Diwali, he said.

"On Diwali night in 2018, Gurpreet, along with his accomplice and others, had allegedly shot dead Mukhwinder Singh with their illegal pistols when the latter, along with his friends, was going to a market for shopping," the claimed.

He is a member of the 'Saini' gang run by gangster Saini, Khakh said.

The counter-intelligence wing had been keeping close vigil on the activities of gangsters and other criminals the state, the said.

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First Published: Tue, January 08 2019. 20:15 IST