The Jalandhar Police arrested 13 criminals gangsters Lawrence Bishnoi and Harvinder Rinda, who planned to commit murders of prominent persons of Punjab.
The accused have been identified as Avtar alias Mangal, Jobanpreet, Akashdeep, Harpreet alias Kaka, Arashdeep, Lovjit, and Resham alias Bao, all residents of Tarn Taran; Gurpreet alias Ghumma Shooter, Bobby alias Baba and Sonu alias Pula of Ferozepur; Gurpreet aka Gopi and Harman Kalsi of Jalandhar; Balwinder aka Billa of Kapurthala.
The police also seized 13 sophisticated weapons, along with 18 cartridges, from their possession.
On June 29, the police had claimed to have busted the inter-state Bishnoi-Rinda gang with the arrest of 11 historysheeters. Following the arrest of the 11 men, the Jalandhar rural police were zeroing in other members of the gang and got leads on these 13 accused.
The accused are history-sheeters and facing cases of heinous crimes, including murders, armed dacoity, organised extortion and highway robbery, in various districts such as Ludhiana, Amritsar, Ferozepur, Tarn Taran, Jalandhar, Khanna, Mohali and Patiala.
The investigation shows that these 13, were being handles by Ghumma and Gopi, associated with Markas alias Massa, who had been taking directions from Jaggu Bhagwanpuria and Lawrence Bishnoi. Massa, a resident of Ferozepur, is in jail with 18 criminal cases registered against him.
Resham alias Bao and Gurpreet alias Ghumma Shooter, who also have seven criminal cases registered against them, were planning to kill two persons from their arch-rival Bambiha-Gounder.
The police found out that the gang was receiving illegal arms from Madhya Pradesh. The investigation will now route towards MP to zero in on the supplier.