Chandigarh, November 30
In a major breakthrough for Punjab Police, Counter Intelligence-Jalandhar apprehended notorious gangster Karanjit Singh alias Jassa Happowal, an operative of foreign-based gangster Sonu Khatri.
Taking to X, the Punjab DGP shared the information.
Jassa was wanted in 6 cases of murder, including the sensational double-murder of a mother & daughter, in village Bhojowal, Jalandhar Rural and other heinous crimes.@PunjabPoliceInd is fully committed to make Punjab safe & secure as per directions of CM @BhagwantMann— DGP Punjab Police (@DGPPunjabPolice) November 30, 2023
“Gangster Jassa Happowal was wanted in at least six murder cases, including the sensational double-murder of a mother and daughter, which took place in Bhojowal village in Jalandhar rural last month, and other heinous crimes,” he added.
The accused had also put kerosene oil on the bodies and faces of both women before setting them ablaze, police said.
The DGP in a statement said the police recovered two pistols of .30 and .32 bore along with two magazines and 10 live cartridges from his possession.
He added that there were reliable inputs that Happowal based on directions of his foreign-based handlers hatched a conspiracy to execute three or four targeted killings. Based on inputs that he was on the way to conduct a recce on one of his next targets, teams from the counter intelligence (CI) devised a meticulous plan and successfully arrested him after intercepting his motorcycle on the outskirts of Jalandhar, police said.
Assistant Inspector General, Counter Intelligence, Navjot Singh Mahal, said Happowal during questioning confessed to his involvement in six murder cases and other criminal cases relating to attempt to murder, car-jacking and looting western unions.
Further investigation is under way, he added. —with PTI
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