Punjab Police’s Anti-Gangster Task Force has arrested four main shooters of the Lawrence Bishnoi Gang, besides recovering six pistols along with 26 live cartridges from their possession.
Informing this, the state Director General of Police (DGP) Gaurav Yadav on Monday said that the arrested accused were tasked by Lawrence Bishnoi to harm or attack their rival gang members.
Those arrested have been identified as Mehfooz alias Vishal Khan of Saidpura in Dera Bassi; Manjeet Singh alias Guri of Khedi Gujran in Dera Bassi; Ankit of Narainpur in Panchkula; and Goldy of Kheri in Panchkula.
“Following reliable inputs, a team of AGTF under the supervision of ADGP Promod Ban, led by AIG AGTF Sandeep Goel have arrested the four shooters, who were tasked by Lawrence Bishnoi to harm or attack their rival gang members,” said the DGP.
DGP Yadav said that all four arrested accused persons are history sheeters and have been facing criminal cases of heinous crimes including attempt to murder, car-jacking, extortion, Arms Act etc in states of Punjab and Haryana.
ADGP Promod Ban said that the accused Mehfooz alias Vishal was wanted in a case pertaining to recovery of six pistols, wherein his aide identified as Nitish Rana was arrested by the Dhakoli Police, while he managed to escape from the spot.
Accused Vishal was also involved in a firing incident that took place at the premises of Pub and Restaurant, Brew Bros in Mohali in March 2022, he said, adding that he had opened fire on the directions of gangster Lawrence Bishnoi to extort money.
ADGP Promod Ban said that further investigations are on and more revelations expected during the course of investigation.
Meanwhile, a case has been registered under sections 384 and 120-B of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and section 25 of the Arms Act at Police Station State Crime in SAS Nagar.
Mock Drills Conducted For Riot Control Across State
To check the preparedness and alertness of the state Police personnel to tackle any kind of untoward situation, the Punjab Police on Monday conducted mock drill exercises for riot control across the State. The exercise was conducted on the directions of Director General of Police (DGP) Gaurav Yadav as a part of the ongoing drive to make Punjab safe and secure.
The state’s Special DGP, Law and Order, Arpit Shukla said that the mock drill exercises were conducted at all the Police Lines of 28 Police districts across the state under the supervision of Commissioners of Police and Senior Superintendents of Police (SSPs), who were also asked to use Vajras and Water Canons under their supervision as a part of the mock drill exercise.