Malerkotla Police cracks down on prison gang forward of polls | Ludhiana Information - 7 minute timer

Malerkotla Police cracks down on prison gang forward of polls | Ludhiana Information

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MALERKOTLA: In a pre-poll crackdown towards organised crime, Malerkotla police “busted” an inter-State gang of robbers and seized lethal weapons in a particular operation on Saturday. It added that 4 members of the gang had been arrested, whereas a manhunt has been launched to nab 4 others who’re absconding.The accused had been recognized as Mohammad Bilal, Mohammad Abid, Mohammad Abind, and Mohammad Yamin. Addressing media individuals, Harkamal Preet Singh Khakh, Senior Superintendent of Police, Malerkotla, mentioned the crackdown was a part of the stepped-up drive to keep up regulation and order within the run-up to the Lok Sabha elections. He added that particular police groups have been shaped on the sub-divisional degree beneath the supervision of gazetted officers to maintain tabs on prison parts, he added. Police officers mentioned that this particular operation was performed based mostly on a tip-off that the gang was planning to strike quickly at both a gasoline station or an remoted constructing in Dulma village. They added that the police workforce, led by the Station Home Officer (SHO) of Ahmedgarh performed a raid and apprehended 4 people whereas 4 others fled from the scene beneath the quilt of darkness. SSP mentioned that through the operation, the police recovered two iron rods (housebreaking instruments referred to as ‘bugdas’), two large knives, and a black Ardour bike bearing the registration quantity PB-13 AE 2674, utilized by the prime accused, Bilal. He added that the arrested gang members had been concerned in unlawful actions like animal smuggling/slaughtering and looting. “They were a major threat to peace as they were armed with deadly weapons for carrying out criminal activities,” he mentioned.Police mentioned that the 4 absconding accused have been recognized as Sahid Rudewala, Parvez, Feroz and Umar.

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