CHANDIGARH, (The stellar news): The ongoing drive against anti-social elements launched on the directions of Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann got a major breakthrough after Anti-Gangster Task Force (AGTF) of Punjab Police arrested four main shooters of Lawrence Bishnoi Gang, said Director General of Police (DGP) Punjab Gaurav Yadav here on Monday. Those arrested have been identified as Mehfooz alias Vishal Khan of Saidpura in Dera Bassi, Manjeet Singh alias Guri of Khedi Gujran in Dera Bassi, Ankit of Narainpur in Panchkula and Goldy of Kheri in Panchkula. The Police teams have also recovered six pistols along with 26 live cartridges from their possession.
DGP Gaurav Yadav said that following reliable inputs, a team of AGTF under the supervision of ADGP Promod Ban, led by AIG AGTF Sandeep Goel have arrested the four shooters, who were tasked by Lawrence Bishnoi to harm/attack their rival gang members. He said that all the four arrested accused persons are history-sheeters and have been facing criminal cases of heinous crimes including attempt to murder, car-jacking, extortion, Arms Act etc in states of Punjab and Haryana. Divulging more details, ADGP Promod Ban said that the accused Mehfooz alias Vishal was wanted in a case pertaining to recovery of six pistols, wherein his aide identified as Nitish Rana was arrested by the Dhakoli Police, while he managed to escape from the spot.
Accused Vishal was also involved in a firing incident that took place at the premises of Pub & Restaurant, Brew Bros in Mohali in March 2022, he said, adding that he had opened fire on the directions of gangster Lawrence Bishnoi to extort money. ADGP Promod Ban said that further investigations are on and more revelations expected during the course of investigation. Meanwhile, a case FIR No 04/23 has been registered under sections 384 and 120-B of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and section 25 of the Arms Act at Police Station State Crime in SAS Nagar.