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Most wanted gangster nabbed in Chandigarh

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

Dreaded gangster Dilpreet Singh, alias Baba, listed as accused in several killings and extortion cases was arrested after an encounter near a bus stand here today, a said.

He was arrested from near the Sector-43 inter-state bus terminal by a team comprising personnel from the Police's Intelligence Wing, the and the crime branch of police.

Singh 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 a category 'A' 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.

SSP (Jalandhar Rural police), told reporters Dilpreet was coming in a registration number.

When he tried to escape, his car was blocked by the vehicle of a police team.

SSP Bhullar informed that Dilpreet tried to flee from the spot and opened fire at the police team. He sustained injuries in retaliatory fire.

The Police recovered one .30 bore pistol along with cartridges, one .30 bore rifle along with 28 cartridges, 59 cartridges of .12 bore, one belt of cartridges,fake beard and moustaches, two fake number plates, three hockey sticks and one iron rod from his car, the SSP said.

Bhullar said Dilpreethadmade his hideouts in other states and his accomplice Rupinder Kaur, a resident of Sector 38, and her sister Harpreet Kaur, resident of Nawanshehar were also interrogated.

The SSP informed that during a raid at Nawanshehar, one pump action rifle, one pistol along with 40 cartridges, one kg heroine, one electronic weight machine and one mobile phone have also been recovered.

Dilpreet 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 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 artistes of the state, the said.

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

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

Singh is an accused in the last year murder case of a sarpanch in The said investigations are underway.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Tue, July 10 2018. 00:15 IST
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