MP module: Disclosure by suspects alarms officials
16th July, 2021 – Amritsar: The Madhya Pradesh-based illegal weapon module busted by the counter-intelligence wing yesterday had supplied over 300 country-made weapons to prominent gangsters in Punjab. This has set the alarm bells ringing for the Punjab Police with Assembly elections round the corner.
This came to light during preliminary interrogation of two MP residents arrested by the police in this regard. With the arrest of Jeevan (19) of Jamli Gaytri Dham village and Vijay Thakur (25) of Umrypani from Sendhwan village in Barwani, MP, the Punjab Police claimed to have busted the fourth interstate module involved in the manufacture and supply of illicit weapons across the state.
“The two had supplied weapons to Jaipal Bhullar, who was recently killed in an encounter in Kolkata, Jaggu Bhagwanpuria, Lawrence Bishnoi, Billa Mandiala gangs, among others, in the past four to five months,” said Investigating Officer Inderdeep Singh, who was part of the raiding team that was camping in MP since Sunday to bust the module. The police had confiscated as many as 39 illicit weapons from there.
The police have also identified several of their accomplices who used to book orders from their ‘clients’ for their MP-based handlers. On June 12, the counter-intelligence wing had arrested two persons — Hira Singh and Harmandeep Singh, both from Tarn Taran, — after recovering three country-made pistols and ammunition from their possession. During interrogation, they revealed they had procured these weapons from MP.
A special team led by Inspector Inderdeep Singh was sent to MP to bust the module. Preliminary investigations revealed the weapons were meant to be supplied to gangs and other anti-national elements in Punjab.
Courtesy : The Tribune