The Hush Post: The Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) on Friday arrested gangster Gurpreet Singh, alias Gopi Kaura, a close associate of slain gangster Vicky Gounder. Gopi Kaura was arrested near the Amritsar bus stand. The ATS has recovered a pistol and live cartridges from his possession.
Kaura had numerous cases of murder, gangwar, abduction and assault against him in various districts of Punjab. Kaura is being interrogated and further investigations are underway. The ATS had received information that Kaura was in the border zone, hatching a conspiracy to kidnap a businessman. Though, he had managed to alert the members of his gang to assemble and execute the plan, the ATS arrested him prior to that.
Kaura was a close aide of Vicky Gounder and had helped him in the Nabha jail-break. He is also wanted in the case. Kaura had also played an important role in the August 2016 gangwar in Tarn Taran. Besides, he was instrumental in helping gangster Harry Chatha escape police custody two years back.
Following the encounter of Vicky Gounder and Prema Lahoria, the Punjab Police had shifted their focus on other criminals, including Kaura. It is reported that State Special Operation Cell had registered a case against Kaura and the details of all the cases registered against him were being collected for quite some time. Sources say that Tarn Taran SSP Darshan Singh Mann had paid a visit to Kaura’s family in Nagoke village on February 8. He had asked Kaura’s wife Kirandeep Kaur to convince him to surrender. Kaura’s brother, Love, was recently arrested by the Punjab police for providing shelter and financial support to Vicky Gounder.