This Article is From Nov 21, 2022

6th Shooter Accused In Killing Of Dera Follower In Punjab, Arrested: Cops

The victim Pardeep Singh was a follower of the Dera Sacha Sauda and an accused in the 2015 sacrilege case in Punjab. The shooters are allegedly linked to Canada-based gangster Goldy Brar.

6th Shooter Accused In Killing Of Dera Follower In Punjab, Arrested: Cops

The arrest came three days after Punjab Police had arrested three persons. (Representational)


Officials of Punjab Police's Anti-Gangster Task Force (AGTF) on Sunday arrested the sixth shooter involved in the targeted killing of Pardeep Singh, after a brief encounter with police teams in Jaipur, Rajasthan, officials said.

In a conspiracy allegedly planned by the Canada-based gangster Goldy Brar, Pardeep was killed by six shooters outside his shop in Kotkapura on November 10, 2022.

Director General of Police (DGP) Punjab Gaurav Yadav identified the arrested accused as Ramjan Khan alias Raj Hooda. 

He said that the police teams have also arrested his two accomplices identified as Happy Mehla (19) and Sahil Mehla (18), both residents of Hanumanghar in Rajasthan.

The police have also recovered two pistols including a Chinese-made Star .30 calibre and .32 calibre from their possession.

The development came three days after Punjab Police had arrested three persons, including two main shooters identified as Manpreet Singh alias Mani and Bhupinder Singh alias Goldy, and one facilitator identified as Baljit Singh alias Manna, involved in this targeted killing. 

On Saturday, the police teams also recovered two pistols, a Maruti Ritz car and a Jupiter Scooter on the revelations of Mani and Goldy.

Acting on a tip-off, teams from AGTF headed by ADGP Pramod Ban under the supervision of AIG Sandeep Goel followed the trail of the accused Ramjan Khan. 

After collecting vital clues, the police teams of AGTF led by DSP Bikram Brar and DSP Rajan Parminder managed to trace his location in a building at Vinayak Enclave Colony in Jaipur, where he was holed up with his two accomplices in rented accommodation," DGP Gaurav Yadav said.

"When police teams tried to arrest and apprehend Ramjan, he opened fire at the police party and in retaliatory firing, he got injured," said the DGP, adding that the accused has been admitted to the hospital for medical treatment in Jaipur.

Police's investigation into this matter is underway.

An FIR had been registered under sections 302, 307, 148, 149 and 120-B of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and 25/54/59 of the Arms Act at Police Station City Kotkapura, against the accused, regarding the targetted killing of Pardeep Singh.

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