Wanted gangster Jaipal behind the killing of cops at Jagraon: Police

Two cops were shot dead at New Grain Market in Jagraon on Saturday

Wanted gangster Jaipal behind the killing of cops at Jagraon: Police

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Tribune News Service
Ludhiana, May 16

Ludhiana police on Sunday said wanted gangster Jaipal and his aides were behind the killing of two ASIs at New Grain Market in Jagraon.

Police registered a murder case against Jaipal of Ferozepur, Babbi of Moga, Jassi of Kharar and one unknown person.

The case was registered on the complaint of Punjab Home Guard Jawan Rajwinder Singh who had managed to save his life.

As per the Rajwinder, on Saturday, during routine patrolling, he, along with ASI Bhagwan Singh and ASI Dalwinderjit Singh saw two men emerge from a car to hand over a suitcase to the occupants of a canter parked beneath the shed at the grain market.

"We asked the occupants of canter and car to show their identity proofs. ASI Bhagwan Singh identified the man sitting in the canter as gangster Jaipal Ferozepuria. Suddenly Jaipal and others caught hold of the ASI and fired at him from close range. The bullet hit the neck of ASI Bhagwan. ASI Dalwinderjit, after noticing firing from the gangsters, was trying to flee but he was also shot at from behind and he fell down,"said PHG Jawan Rajwinder.

Singh said he saw gangster Jaipal and others taking the suitcase from the canter and keeping the same in their car. Assailants also took away the service pistol of ASI Bhagwan and the mobile phone of ASI Dalwinder.

A case under sections 302, 307, 397, 353, 186 of the IPC and under the relevant sections of the Arms Act has been registered against the gangsters.

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