Romi -- against whom Interpol issued a red-corner notice earlier -- was arrested in connection with a robbery in Choi Hung Estate, Kowloon.
"A formal request will be sent through diplomatic channels for Romi's extradition, who is a known facilitator of several notorious gangsters, including slain gangster Vicky Gounder, and Inter Services Intelligence-backed Pakistan terrorists," a police spokesperson said.
Punjab Police was informed about his arrest by Interpol, said the spokesperson, who said Romi's involvement had figured in targeted sectarian killings in Punjab and also drugs and weapons smuggling.
The spokesperson said Romi was acting as a link between Punjab gangsters and ISI- backed Pakistan-based terrorists and coordinating their activities through WhatsApp, VoIP platforms and social media.
"Romi's name had figured prominently in connection with a busted terror module responsible for seven hate killings in the state. Romi was also in touch with UK national Jagtar Singh Johal alias Jaggi, a key conspirator in the targeted killings of Hindu and Shiv Sena leaders, including Brigadier Jagdish Gagneja, Vice President of Punjab Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh unit in 2016."
Besides, he claimed, Romi was also wanted for illegal transfer of funds for criminal and terror activities, abetting and facilitating terrorists, kidnapping and smuggling of weapons. He is also suspected to be a major conduit for drug smuggling through Pak-based contacts.
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