Gangster Dilpreet Baba’s aides Gaggi Lahoria, Jaggu arrested

Snatched Swift car, two pistols and cartridges recovered

Tribune News Service

Patiala, October 12

In a major breakthrough, Patiala Police have succeeded in nabbing two close associates of dreaded gangster Dilpreet Singh alias Baba. Police have recovered a Swift car, two pistols and live cartridges and magazines from these accused.

Divulging the details, SSP Vikram Jeet Duggal said working on a tip-off, CIA Patiala had laid a special naka near a Doraha dhaba in search of both accused who were wanted by police due to their active participation in various crimes.

During the nakabandi, a Swift car (PB- 30-U-3162) intercepted and car-borne Gagandeep Singh alias Gaggi Lahoria, a resident of Thakar Abadi, in Abohar, and Kulwant Singh Jaggu of Mansa were arrested. A .32 bore pistol along with two magazines, 14 live cartridges and a .315 bore pistol along with two live cartridges were recovered from Gagandeep Singh. Besides, the car that was driven by these accused was snatched from Chheetawala on Nabha road at gunpoint on October 6, 2020 and having original registration number PB 13 A G 2136.

Throwing light upon their past criminal records, Duggal said Gaggi has already been nominated in four FIRs registered at Khuia Sarvar (Fazilka), Nalagarh (Baddi), Sadar Abohar (Fazilka) and Sadar Nabha (Patiala), while Jaggu has already been named in three FIRs registered at Kotwali (Bathinda), Sadar Abohar (Fazilka) and Sadar Nabha (Patiala).

SSP Duggal said both were in contact with Dilpreet Singh alias Baba who is already in Maximum Security Jail, Nabha, and recently they had fired at a scrap dealer at Baddi for extorting money and plot behind snatching a car was also related to criminal intimidation.

He said though the further investigation to be done by getting their police remand but district police would also bring Dilpreet alias Baba on production warrant to get more details. He was also nominated in this case and earlier he was facing 42 criminal cases of serious nature.

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