CHANDIGARH: Amidst the continuing drive to interrupt the gangster-terrorist nexus within the state as per the instructions of Chief Minister Bhagwant Singh Mann, Punjab Police on Thursday launched a state-wide crackdown towards varied gangsters and raided over 1159 suspected locations/hideouts of their associates throughout the state.

The simultaneous raids had been carried out from 7am to 2pm on the directives of Director General of Police (DGP) Punjab Gaurav Yadav, whereby, all of the residential and different premises of associates, family and pals linked with varied gangsters, had been completely searched in all of the 28 police districts within the state.

Special DGP Law and Order Arpit Shukla stated that each one the CPs/SSPs had been directed to depute satisfactory variety of police events to conduct these raids and meticulously verify the whereabouts of those associates to make this operation profitable, which was geared toward disrupting the nexus between terrorists, gangsters and drug smugglers primarily based in India and Abroad. Police groups had been additionally requested to detain suspicious individuals through the operation, he added.

He stated that round 625 police groups, involving over 2500 police personnel, carried out this operation at as many as 1159 locations linked with associates of assorted gangsters.

The Special DGP stated that the Police groups have additionally arrested one individual and recovered 120 grams heroin and one .32 bore pistol together with 5 reside cartridges through the operation.

He stated that, aside from this, 30 individuals have additionally been rounded up for questioning through the operation for additional verification and incriminating materials has been seized from their possession. The materials and knowledge collected through the search operation are being examined additional, he added.

“Today’s searches were planned after the questioning of several persons arrested during recently busted modules backed by different gangsters, ” the Special DGP added.

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