Sat. Feb 24th, 2024


Two sharpshooters of the Lawrence Bishnoi and Goldy Brar gang had been arrested for firing seven to eight rounds in entrance of the residence of a former Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) MLA in Punjabi Bagh space in a bid to extort cash.

According to a Crime Branch officer, the sharpshooters had been recognized as Aakash a.okay.a Kassa (23) and Nitesh alias Sinti (19), each residents of Haryana.

Earlier, members of the Bishnoi-Brar gang had burnt two retailers of the MLA from Punjab, who has a liquor enterprise in that state and two separate instances had been registered in Punjab on this regard.

On December 3, the Station House Officer (SHO) of Punjabi Bagh police station acquired info relating to the firing in entrance of the residence of Deep Malhotra. Four empty cartridges had been discovered close to the principle gate of the home.

The Special Commissioner of Police (Crime) Ravindra Singh Yadav mentioned {that a} particular police staff was tasked with investigating the incident. Through technical evaluation, a sharpshooter named Aakash was traced to a village in Sonipat, Haryana.

“Aakash was apprehended and he confessed during interrogation, and revealed the name of his co-accused Nitesh, who was also nabbed, ” mentioned Yadav.

The arrest resulted within the restoration of pistols, cartridges, and a stolen motorbike used within the crime. Aakash disclosed his involvement with the Brar-Bishnoi gang, stating they had been instructed to intimidate Deep Malhotra who’s concerned within the liquor enterprise.

“The gang operated with layers of conduits, and the sharpshooters were unknown to each other before the incident, ” mentioned the Special CP.

During interrogation, Aakash revealed his affiliation with the gang throughout a jail stint for tried homicide. “He was lodged in jail in an attempt to murder case of Mohana, Haryana. In prison he met the members of the Brar-Bishnoi gang and joined the gang. Recently, he got instructions from Goldy Brar through the Signal App to meet one Nitesh and other members of the gang to execute their plan. The ex-MLA (Faridpur, Punjab) was running a liquor business in Punjab and was not paying the extortion money as demanded by them, ” mentioned Yadav.

The Special CP additional revealed that the gang, working internationally, executed extortion actions throughout Delhi, NCR, Punjab, Chandigarh, Haryana, and Rajasthan. Their modus operandi included focusing on rich people, delivering calls for by means of numerous means, and utilizing worry ways, usually invoking Lawrence Bishnoi’s identify.

“The gang recruited foot soldiers, mainly juveniles, from rural areas through internet-based services. These recruits, unaware of logistics providers’ identities, received weapons and instructions to intimidate targets, ” mentioned Yadav.

The synchronised operation concerned altering places, sustaining communication secrecy, and amassing funds overseas by means of Hawala routes.

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