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PUNJAB POLICE BUST MODULE LINKED WITH FOREIGN-BASED TERRORISTS LAKHBIR LANDA AND SATBIR SATTA; ONE HELD

May 05, 2023 11:35 PM

CHANDIGARH/TARN TARAN, May 5:

As part of the ongoing drive against anti-social elements launched on the directions of Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann, Punjab Police have busted a module linked with Foreign-based wanted terrorists Lakhbir Singh alias Landa and Satbir alias Satta with the arrest their one operative after recovering 10 pistols from his possession, said Director General of Police (DGP) Punjab Gaurav Yadav here on Friday.

The arrested accused has been identified as Gurbhej Singh alias Bheja of village Dhun Dhai Wala in Tarn Taran. The accused has a criminal background and has recently been released from Goindwal Sahib Central Jail. The Police have also nominated Sukhdeep Singh alias Sukh of Chheharta in Amritsar, Lakhbir Singh alias Landa Harike, Satnam Singh alias Satta Naushehra, Yadwinder Singh alias Yada and Baaghi Singh in the first information report (FIR).

DGP Gaurav Yadav said that acting on a reliable input that accused Gurbhej is coming after retrieving pistols along with magazines from location pinpointed by Landa and Satta, Police teams from Tarn Taran district promptly laid a trap and arrested him, when he was travelling on his motorcycle. He said that Police teams have impounded his Platina motorcycle and recovered the bag containing 10 pistols including including seven .32 bore and three .30 bore from his possession.

Divulging more details, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Tarn Taran Gurmeet Singh Chauhan said that accused Gurbhej Bheja along with his other associate identified as Sukhdeep Singh alias Sukh, who is currently lodged in Central Jail Goindwal Sahib, had conspired to receive firearms on instructions of Landa and Satta to carry out criminal activities including killings in the state.

He said that as per preliminary investigations, accused Bheja was in desperate need for money and was lured by gangsters to work for them. The accused Bheja was also in touch with Yadwinder Yada and one Germany-based Baaghi Singh, he said, adding that the role of both the persons are being probed.

Meanwhile, a case FIR no. 114 dated 04.05.2023 has been registered under sections 25(6) and 25(7) of the Arms Act and sections 387 and 120-B of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) at Police Station City Tarn Taran.

 
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