The Punjab Police arrested two members of Bambiha gang involved in extortion that was being allegedly operated by a criminal based in Spain.
The police identified the accused as Gurwinder Singh alias Guri and Gautam Kumar who are associates of Gurjant Singh Janta who was brought on the production warrant on October 14 in connection with criminal cases registered against him in Mohali.
Gurjant Singh Janta was arrested by the Special Cell of Delhi Police.
The police also recovered a .32 and .30 bore pistols from both the accused along with four live cartridges.
SSP Mohali, Vivek Sheel Soni stated that Gurpreet Singh alias Gopi who is in Spain belongs to Ropar district and was running the Bambiha group.
The SSP said Gurwinder Singh Guri and Gautam Kumar are both associates of Gurjant Singh Janta. All of them work for the Bambiha gang and have earlier been booked in extortion cases.
According to the police, on January 30, Gurjant Singh Janta along with his accomplices had snatched a Maruti Brezza car in front of a private university at Gharuan on the directions of Gurpreet Singh alias Gopi, who is now based in Spain and is the leader of Bambiha group.
On July 28, Janta’s accomplice was arrested along with Brezza car and seven pistols but Janta could not be arrested. On August 29, Gurjant Singh Janta along with his accomplice Pargat Singh fired in Nalagarh court in Himachal Pradesh on the directions of Gurpreet Singh alias Gopi and Bhupinder Singh alias Bhupi Rana for the release of killers of Vicky Midhukhera, who belong to Bambiha group, and fled.
On October 15, Janta was booked by Mohali police and on his disclosure, the other two accused were arrested and an FIR under relevant sections of the Arms Act was registered at Kurali police station.
The police recovered a total of nine pistols from the accused from different locations, including Madhya Pradesh.