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Weapons recovery case: Police want to know who verified notorious gangster’s identity

Police sources said that Bholu managed to get a passport prepared on the address of Bundala village falling within the jurisdiction of Goraya police station

Weapons recovery case, chandigarh Weapons recovery case, BSF, chandigarh news The weapons recovered from the accused in Mohali. Express ArchivesThe weapons recovered from the accused in Mohali. (Express Archives)

AFTER THE arrest of a Border Security Force (BSF) personnel in connection with the recovery of Pakistan-made weapons, the district police has sent a communiqué to Goraya police station in Jalandhar district where the verification of the passport of notorious criminal Gurjant Singh Bholu was done. The police also recovered the computer of a Ludhiana-based man who prepared the fake identities of Bholu and his accomplices.

Police sources said that Bholu managed to get a passport prepared on the address of Bundala village falling within the jurisdiction of Goraya police station. The verification of the applicant’s identity by two prominent people, including the sarpanch of that area, is necessary. After this, the police start the other process, including physical verification of the address mentioned in the application.

“During the course of investigation, we came to know that the passport was verified at Goraya police station. We have sent a communiqué to the police station concerned

and asked for the details of the people who verified Bholu. We have also requested the police station concerned to send the cops who did the physical verification of the address,” said a senior police officer of the district police.

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Sources added that the computer which was used to prepare fake identities of the accused by Deepak Kumar, who was arrested on Sunday, was also recovered by the police.

A police official told Chandigarh Newsline that the accused used Fazilka border for smuggling narcotics. So they were also probing whether the accused got some help from some BSF personnel posted there.

Mohali Senior Superintendent of Police Gurpreet Singh Bhullar said that it was a big conspiracy by the gangsters and they were investigating all the facts. Asserting that nobody would be spared, he said they were also investigating the role of the employees of the Regional Passport Office, Jalandhar, where the passport of Bholu was prepared.

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Meanwhile, the police remand of Sandeep Singh and Bholu was extended by two days while Jatinder Singh alias Jindi who was arrested along with Bholu and Sandeep was sent to the judicial remand. BSF constable Anil Kumar and Deepak will be produced in the court on Monday as their remand ended on Sunday.

First published on: 11-01-2016 at 03:21:22 am
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