Arms racket run from jail unearthed

Bathinda, March 2

The Bathinda police have busted an illegal arms racket being run by gangster Ramandeep Singh, alias Rummy Machhana, from inside the Patiala Jail.

On getting inputs that Ramandeep was arranging weapons for his gang from UP, the police brought him here on production warrant and his interrogation led to seizure of four pistols. Ramandeep’s aide Jagsir Singh of Sirsa was also nabbed by the police and four pistols were seized from him.

Bathinda IGP Jaskaran Singh said the police had registered a case against gangster Machhana and his four associates, while efforts were on to arrest the person supplying arms from UP.

On February 16, Mandeep Singh (alias Mani), Parminder Singh (alias Gogi) and Amritpal Singh (alias Babbu) were arrested. The police seized 14 live cartridges, a 32 bore pistol and a 9 mm pistol. The trio said the weapons were provided to them by gangster Rummy Machhana. The police said 37 cases are registered against Machhana. — TNS

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