Was to flee to Canada after August along with Rinda
The Hush Post: Gangster Dilpreet Singh Dhahan alias Baba who was arrested by the police for firing at Punjabi singer Parmish Verma has revealed details of his mentor and another gangster Harvinder Singh alias Rinda to the police.
Dilpreet tod the Punjab Police that Rinda was in touch with Babbar Khalsa chief Vadhawa Singh Babbar who lives in Pakistan. Vadhawa Singh had promised to send arms and money to Rinda but they had not reached yet, Dilpreet told the police.
Rinda was contacted by a former terrorist who is at present in jail who gave Vadhawa’s phone number to Rinda. The police is on the lookout for Rinda, who is accompanied by his wife, as a terrorist and not as a gangster.
Dilpreet further said that he last met Rinda at Sector 43 in Chandigarh a month ago. He said that Rinda had advised him not to surrender and had said that he would start arranging for his own and Dilpreet’s passport to Canada in August.
Rinda is already on the run with the police looking for him in 3 cases. The latest was the broad daylight murder of Hoshiarpur sarpanch Satnam Singh outside a gurdwara in Sector 38 (west) Chandigarh in April 2017. It was a case of contract killing hired by a Hoshiarpur-based transporter to kill Satnam.
A hardcore criminal, Rinda who originally is from Taran Taran but lived in Nanded Sahib in Maharashtra, was sentenced to life imprisonment in September 2011 for the murder of a youth in Tarn Taran in 2008. In January 2014, he had attacked jail officials of Patiala Central Jail. In April 8, 2016, he had fired eight bullets at Students Organisation of India (SOI) president at the Student Centre in Punjab University, Chandigarh.
Dilpreet, who runs ‘baba’ gang and also a part of the ‘Rinda’ gang is an accused in 30 cases of murder, extortion, dacoity and robbery, and also accused of peddling drugs.
Dilpreet is at present in the custody of the Mohali Police. During his questioning, he told the police that Parmish had paid Rs 20 lakh after he was discharged from the hospital as extortion, out of which only Rs 10 lakh reached him.
If the allegations of paying money through hawala are established, singer Parmish Verma will face action. His security cover is being removed, a senior official of the Mohali police told media persons.
Dilpreet and his aides had fired at Parmish and Kulwant in Sector 74 when they were on their way to Parmish’s house in Sector 91, Mohali, in his black Toyota Fortuner.