Punjab police arrest 6 operatives of Pak-based terrorist Rinda ; 5 pistols recovered

Chandigarh, Aug 31 (UNI) The Anti-Gangster Task Force (AGTF) in a joint operation with SAS Nagar Police have arrested six operatives of ISI-backed Pak-based terrorist Harwinder Singh alias Rinda and recovered five pistols along with ammunition from their possession.

DGP Gaurav Yadav said here on Thursday that those arrested have been identified as Roshan Kumar, Saurab Kumar, Vikram Kumar, Amrinder Singh alias Billi, Arshveer Singh and Sunny, all residents of Patiala.

All the arrested accused persons were involved in criminal activities including murder, attempt to murder, extortion, dacoity and inter-state gun running.

Yadav said that following reliable inputs, police teams from AGTF under the overall supervision of ADGP Promod Ban have arrested all the six accused persons from the area of Zirakpur, when they were travelling in Hyundai Verna car and recovered five pistols along with 20 live cartridges from their possession.

He said that the arrested accused Arshveer Singh was wanted by the Punjab Police for his involvement in a Patiala double murder case, wherein, two youths were stabbed to death in April this year.

Sharing more details, AIG AGTF Sandeep Goel said that it was revealed during preliminary investigations that the arrested accused persons were planning to commit sensational crimes in the state.

Earlier, arrested persons Sunny and Arshveer were caught by the Special Cell Delhi and 18 pistols were recovered from them in January 2023, he said, adding that both the accused persons have again started illegal activities after coming out on bail.

Further investigations are on, he added.

A case has been registered at SAS Nagar police station.

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