Days after two needed drug smugglers from Punjab had been gunned down in Kolkata in an encounter, police are probing their hyperlink to Pakistan after discovering some weapons and a parcel.
Jaipal Singh Bhullar and J aspreet Singh had gone lacking after allegedly killing two policemen in Punjab’s Ludhiana a few month in the past.
They had been gunned down at an condo advanced in Kolkata’s Newtown space on Wednesday after they fired on the officers of the Particular Activity Pressure throughout a raid at an condo they had been holed up in, mentioned Punjab’s Director Normal of Police Dinkar Gupta.
Officers mentioned they got here to Kolkata from Madhya Pradesh’s Gwalior in a automobile that had a Bengal registration quantity.
Investigators have discovered weapons made in Pakistan and a parcel that had a Karachi handle on it.
On Wednesday, V Ok Goyal, chief of the Particular Activity Pressure, had mentioned that an inspector was injured within the shootout and was hospitalised.
“Rs 7 lakh in money, 5 weapons and 89 stay rounds have been seized,” he had mentioned.
A search has additionally been launched for the one that took the Kolkata condo on hire and allowed the 2 gangsters to remain there, in line with information company PTI.
The police have recognized the proprietor of the flat, the place the 2 males had been shot useless by the STF. He’s a resident of central Kolkata’s Entally space, the officer mentioned.
Preliminary probe has revealed that the telephone variety of the flat proprietor was taken from an internet site, and “pretend paperwork” had been used to get the flat on hire, PTI quoted an official as saying.
“Efforts are on to seek out that lacking hyperlink between the flat proprietor and the 2 gangsters,” the officer mentioned.
The killing of Jaipal Bhullar and Jaspreet Singh and the arrest of two of his associates from Gwalior is an enormous blow to the heroin smuggling community working from throughout the border, police mentioned.
(With inputs from PTI)