Amritsar, July 27
In a joint operation, the Amritsar rural police and the Organised Crime Control Unit (OCCU) have nabbed a notorious gangster, Daya Singh, alias Preet Sekhon Amritsaria, along with three accomplices from Chamiari village in Ajnala here on Tuesday.
Sekhon was wanted in over a dozen criminal cases, including murder, attempt to murder and ransom. He was hiding at the house of his relative Mahinder Singh in Chamiari village in Ajnala where he was surrounded by the police following a tip-off.
The police recovered five country-made pistols and a double-barrel gun and ammunition besides three mobile phones from his possession. The police also held Nikku Khaduria from the spot while their accomplice Gurlal Singh was arrested from Tarn Taran. Even before his surrender and fearing his encounter, he uploaded a post on a social platform about his arrest.
A joint team of the OCCU and police led by DSP Balbir Singh, DSP Gurinderpal Singh Nagra and ASP Abhimanyu Rana surrounded the house where Sekhon and his accomplices were hiding. The police teams repeatedly asked the gangster to surrender.
Sekhon had become a headache for the Punjab Police due to his crime record. Recently, he along with his accomplices gunned down gangster Amandeep Singh, alias Aman Fauji, and SAD worker Prabhjit Singh, alias Pooran, at Patti in Tarn Taran on June 1.
Sekhon was also a prime suspect in the killing of a bouncer Jagroop, alias Jagga, of Nangli Batha village in the Ranjit Avenue area in October 10 last year. — TNS
In a statement, DGP Dinkar Gupta said Preet Sekhon and his accomplices had been involved in making a large number of extortion and threat calls to a number of prominent businessmen and professionals, especially in the Amritsar area.
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