England-based youth booked in Amritsar in illegal weapons case

England-based youth booked in Amritsar in illegal weapons case

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PK Jaiswar

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, September 7

Three days after the Amritsar rural police nabbed two persons with illegal weapons, the police have now nominated an England-based youth, identified as Pargat Singh, in the case.

Pargat, who originally hailed from Nabha, was allegedly providing illegal weapons to miscreants and gangsters in Punjab and adjoining states.

He had developed a network of youth for supplying weapons to their clients after procuring the same from Madhya Pradesh or UP-based illegal weapon suppliers, said the police.

The police had nabbed Lovepreet Singh of Nawan Pind village located on Mehta Road and Harprabhjot Singh of Harike area with two country-made pistols along with ammunition on Saturday.

A case under the Arms Act was registered against them and they were brought on police remand for further interrogation.

SSP Gulneet Singh Khuranna, however, said the matter was under investigations.

Sources said Pargat’s name figured during the interrogation of Lovedeep and Harprabhjot Singh. Investigations were on to ascertain how Pargat was running his network from England and identify his accomplices involved in the racket. It has been learnt that he had links with several gangsters in Punjab.

The police were also holding financial investigations to ascertain forward and backward links of the racket.

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