The Hush Post: Dilpreet Singh Dhahan’s accomplice and notorious gangster Harjinder Singh aka Akash was arrested by the Roopnagar police after an encounter on Ropar-Morinda road on Saturday.
Akash was trying to flee after snatching a Fortuner at gunpoint from a man from Anandpur Sahib. Even as he was about to leave Roopnagar, the police intercepted him around 5.30 am near Pathreri Jattan village leading to an encounter. He suffered a gunshot in his left arm.
Akash was wanted in five cases of murder. Also, there are about 25 other criminal cases lodged in Punjab, Haryana and Maharashtra against him.
His accomplice Dilpreet was arrested by Punjab Police in Chandigarh last month.
Akash, along with Dilpreet, was involved in a murder of a gangster, Vivek Sharma, near Bharatgarh in Ropar district on November 11, 2016, followed by murders of Des Raj Mal, a resident of nearby Bahaman Majra village, on April 7, last year. He and his gang killed a village sarpanch in Sector 38 of Chandigarh on April 10.
Ropar SSP Swapan Sharma said Akash was driving the snatched SUV when the police tried to stop him near Pathreri Jattan. When he was asked to stop he opened fire on the police party leading to the encounter.
He suffered a bullet injury on his left arm following which he was admitted to local Civil Hospital.