Punjab police arrest 11 members of gangster Charanjit Singh gang, recover huge cache of ammunition

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Chandigarh (Punjab): The Anti-Gangster Task Force (AGTF) of the Punjab police, in a joint operation with Central agencies and J&K police, arrested 11 members of an organized criminal gang operated by Charanjit Singh alias Raju shooter. The police recovered four weapons, including three pistols and a double barrel gun, and 26 live cartridges from their procession.

In a post on X, Punjab Director General of police (DGP) Gaurav Yadav said, “In a major breakthrough, AGTF Punjab in a joint operation with Central agencies & J&K Police, has arrested 11 members of an organised criminal gang operated by Charanjit Singh alais Raju Shooter.”

“In September 2023 the gang was involved in a failed attempt to loot a bank at Village Dhotian, Tarn Taran in which one police officer was critically wounded in firing by the accused persons. On April 16, associates of Raju shooter had orchestrated his escape from Civil Hospital, Tarn Taran where he was admitted for treatment,” the DGP further said.
“The arrested accused were involved in organised criminal activities such as attempt to murder, robbery, drug smuggling. Four weapons (3 Pistols & a double barrel gun) and 26 live cartridges have been recovered. Punjab police is fully committed to eradicate organised crime in the state,” he added.

Earlier on April 22, Punjab Police apprehended two arms cartel operatives and recovered various arms and ammunition from them. The accused were identified as Malkeet Singh Nawab and Gamdoor Singh Vicky.
In a post on X, DGP Punjab Police said, “SAS Nagar Police apprehends Malkeet Singh Nawab operating an interstate arms cartel along with Gamdoor Singh Vicky and recovers 6 pistols, 10 live cartridges and 10 pistol magazines from them.”

“Accused Malkeet Singh Nawab is an associate and member of Gopi Ghanshampuria and Harry Chatha Gangs,” the tweet added. Further the DGP said that around 30 criminal cases have already been registered against Nawab, and nearly 100 illegal weapons have been recovered till date from the cartel.

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