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Gangster Buttar among five held after brief encounter

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Tribune News Service

Mohali, July 24

In a major breakthrough, the Organised Crime Control Unit (OCCU) of the Punjab Police, led by AIG Gurmeet Singh Chauhan, along with the Mohali police, arrested five hardcore gangsters, including Johan Buttar, after a brief encounter at Aman Homes, Kharar, on Friday.

The accused have been identified as Navdeep Singh, alias Johan Buttar, Kulwinder, alias Kinda, and Palwinder Singh, alias Pinda, all residents of Buttar Kalan, Moga; Amritpal Singh, a resident of Manupur, Samrala; and Amrik Singh, alias Angrez Singh, a resident of Lopon, Samrala.

The police also recovered six weapons, including two 9-mm pistols, a .30 bore pistol, a .32 bore pistol, two .315 bore pistols and 20 cartridges from them.

The operation started around 3 pm today when a team of police officials reached the society following a tip-off that some gangsters were hiding in the area. It continued for about 25 to 30 minutes.

During the encounter, Buttar got injured as two bullets fired by the cops hit him on his legs. He was shifted to the Civil Hospital, Kharar, from where he was taken to the PGI, Chandigarh, for further treatment, sources said.

AIG Chauhan said when they reached the flat, the door was locked from inside. When they tried to break it, the accused started firing at the police team. The police also fired some shots in defence, which injured Buttar.

The AIG said Buttar was the main accused in the firing incident on the associates of Shinder Singh, an ex-sarpanch. He was wanted in over 18 criminal cases of murder, attempt to murder, dacoity and extortion and was a proclaimed offender in a case registered against him in 2012. Palwinder Singh was also a proclaimed offender in the murder case of gangster Kuldeep Singh. Amrik Singh had narcotics and liquor smuggling cases registered against him. Similarly, Amritpal Singh had been booked in liquor smuggling cases, the AIG said.

An FIR has been registered under Sections 307, 353, 186 and 120-B of the IPC and Section 25 of the Arms Act against the five criminals.


Lawrence Bishnoi's brother in police remand

  • Muktsar: The local police on Friday brought gangster Lawrence Bishnoi's younger brother Anmol Bishnoi on a production warrant from a jail in Rajasthan in an extortion case. Anmol was produced in a local court, which remanded him to police custody till July 28.
  • Notably, a few days ago, a local businessman had lodged a complaint alleging that his son was getting extortion calls and the caller was demanding Rs10 lakh. Thereafter, some other locals too had reportedly got similar calls through WhatsApp. TNS


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