Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, April 5
The Punjab Police in a joint operation with Himachal Pradesh Police on Monday arrested a close aide of jailed gangster Lawrence Bishnoi, who performed the prime function within the planning, execution in addition to offering shelter to killers of Youth Congress chief Gurlal Singh Bhalwan.
The arrested accused has been recognized as Gagandeep Singh alias Padda alias Gagan Brar of village Panjgarai Kalan, Kotkapura, Faridkot.
Director General of Police (DGP) Punjab Dinkar Gupta, in his press communique, acknowledged that the killing was organised by Canada-based Goldy Brar, with the assistance of gangster Bishnoi, to avenge the homicide of his cousin Gurlal Brar.
Just a few hours after the homicide, a submit purported on a Facebook web page of gangster Lawrence Bishnoi, who’s presently in Rajasthan’s Ajmer Jail, linked the crime with the dying of Bishnoi’s aide Gurlal Brar.
On February 21, Delhi Police arrested three males Gurvinder Pal alias Gora, Sukhwinder Dhillon, and Saurabh Verma, concerned within the homicide and the following day Punjab Police arrested Gurpinder Singh, a resident of Ghania Wala village, within the homicide case for offering weapons to the assailants.
Investigations revealed that Gurvinder Pal was sharing a flat with Gagan Brar in Kharar and the conspiracy was hatched on this rented lodging.
Gagan being a close associate of Goldy Brar was needed by Delhi Special Cell and Faridkot Police for his involvement within the homicide.
Delhi Police even raided his rented lodging at Kharar however Gagan had inactivated all his communication channels and gave a slip earlier than the raid as he acquired details about their arrest by the Delhi Police.
DGP Gupta stated primarily based on particular inputs, groups of Organised Crime Control Unit (OCCU) and Counter Intelligence Units of Punjab Police have been tasked for arresting the accused beneath the supervision of Additional DGP (ADGP) Internal Security RN Dhoke.
These groups tracked places of the accused in Kasol, Himachal Pradesh and apprehended gangster Gagan Brar in a joint operation with the Himachal Police.
During his preliminary interrogation, Gagan Brar revealed that he was working as a bouncer in evening golf equipment in Chandigarh and was buddies with Gora and Gurlal Brar for the final over 4-5 years. He had acquired the job of a bouncer with the reference of Gurlal Brar.
The DGP additional disclosed that Gora launched him to Goldy Brar. Rajan Pandey alias Vishal and Chhotu, named two individuals, who appeared to hail from Haryana, stayed of their room for about 20 days and left the room with Gora two days earlier than the homicide.
On the directions of Goldy Brar, Gagan handed over a bagful of arms and ammunition to an unknown individual in Kharar, a day earlier than the homicide. This bag was introduced by Gora and stored within the wardrobe of his room.
After Delhi Police raided his rented lodging, he took shelter in a good friend’s flat in Kharar for the following two days after which went to the Golden Temple Amritsar, from there he went to McLeodganj after which reached Kasol in Himachal Pradesh.
During his escape, Gagan Brar remained in touch with Goldy Brar through numerous OTT apps and Goldy Brar additionally despatched him cash through Google Pay for his dwelling bills.
The accused has been arrested within the case and booked beneath the Indian Penal Code and Section 25 of the Arms Act registered at police station City Faridkot.
The police staff produced him earlier than the Justice of the Peace and took him on police remand for additional investigations.