Gounder’s social media handlers held, more arrests expected

The Hush Post: Vicky Gounder’s gang social media interactions have always been keenly watched by the public and the police alike. After his death, his associates took up the reins in their hands. The Jagraon police has  arrested three alleged social media handlers. The trio had allegedly posted a threat to avenge Gounder’s killing on Facebook. They had threatened that they would kill two policemen each to avenge one killing. Those arrested have been identified as Karajpal Singh of Basti Punjab Singhwala, Zira; Gurpreet Singh, alias Gopi, of Dham Talwandi Khurd village, near Jagraon and Gurjit Singh of Badala village. Six pistols, mobile phone and 500 gram heroin were also seized from them. They were arrested from near Galib Kalan village in Jagraon. The police received a tip-off about their presence in the Jagraon area. A naka was laid, when the police spotted three persons travelling in a Toyota Innova (PB 13-1717). When signalled to stop, the driver sped away but the police caught up and nabbed them.

One of the arrested, Karjpal Singh, is a close relative of slain gangster Prema Lahoria. During preliminary interrogation, one of the accused revealed that he met Neeta Deol in Dubai, through him he met Gounder. He met a number of gangsters in jails and helped them financially, he told the police.

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