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Posted at: Apr 21, 2017, 1:42 AM; last updated: Apr 21, 2017, 1:42 AM (IST)

Gounder, aides kill 3 of rival gang in Gurdaspur

Gounder, aides kill 3 of rival gang in Gurdaspur
The police at the scene of the crime in Gurdaspur on Thursday. Tribune photo

Ravi Dhaliwal

Tribune News Service

Gurdaspur, April 20

A four-member gang, led by notorious gangster and Nabha jailbreak mastermind Vicky Gounder, created terror in the city by killing three of a rival gang and seriously injuring another today.

Around 12.45 pm, a car carrying Gounder and members of his gang pulled up in front of an SUV at Kahnuwan road bypass. Eyewitnesses claimed that three of the five persons travelling in the SUV were shot at point blank range. “The crime was committed by Gounder and his gang so swiftly that the SUV occupants failed to react,” said an eyewitness.

Gounder was accompanied by Sukha Bikhariwal, Happy Chatta and Gian Kharlanwala, all hardened criminals.

While Sukhchain Singh of Sangalpura area of Gurdaspur and Harpreet Singh alias Subedar Bhatti of Mustafabad village died on the spot, Happy succumbed to his injuries on way to the hospital.

Prince, who sustained critical injuries, was shifted to an Amritsar hospital. The fifth occupant of the SUV, Daman Mahajan alias Daman Nabipuria, sustained minor injuries. He told the police about the involvement of Gounder.

A case has been registered under various sections of the IPC, including Section 302 (murder), at Tibber police station.

IG (Border) Naunihal Singh and SSP Bhupinderjeet Singh Virk confirmed Gounder’s involvement. A senior officer confided that the notorious gangster’s presence had taken them by surprise because he was not known to have a network in this area.

“The last time Gounder was sighted by the Punjab Police after the Nabha jailbreak was at a place near Mansa in the last week of December. Since then the police have been hot on his trail,” said an officer.

The cops launched a massive manhunt by putting up 20 check posts in the area immediately after the crime. “We are working on several clues and are expecting a breakthrough anytime,” said the SSP.

Nabha jail escapee strikes again

  • Around 12.45 pm, a car carrying Vicky Gounder and members of his gang pulled up in front of an SUV at Kahnuwan road bypass
  • Eyewitnesses claimed that three of the five persons travelling in the SUV were shot at point blank range 
  • “Gounder and his gang were so swift in their action that the SUV occupants failed to react,” said an eyewitness
  • An officer said the gangster’s presence had taken the police by surprise because he was not known to have a network in Gurdaspur

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