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May 08, 2020

Punjab Police arrests most wanted gangster Baljinder Singh alias Billa with arms

Punjab Police has arrested most wanted gangster Baljinder Singh alias Billa, having alleged links with the deceased Pakistan-based KLF chief Harmeet Singh Happy, as well as Germany-based Bagga of Khalistan Zindabad Force.

Giving this information at Chandigarh Director General of Punjab Police (DGP) Dinkar Gupta said that another notorious gangster Sukhjinder and five other members of the Billa gang, have also been arrested, alongwith a large consignment of highly sophisticated weapons smuggled in from Pakistan as well as drug money.

DGP said, the recoveries include two 30 bore Drum Machine Guns, three Pistols (Marked SIG Sauer made in Germany), two Glock Pistols (made in Austria), two 30 bore Pistols, one 32 bore Pistol, one (.315) bore Rifle, 341 live Cartridges and two drum magazines, 14 Pistol magazines alongwith drug-money of three lacs eight hundred eighteen rupees and one hundred Australian dollars.

According to DGP Punjab Dinkar Gupta, the arrests were made in a joint operation by team  of Organized Crime Control Unit from Chandigarh, Counter Intelligence Jalandhar Unit and Kapurthala Police on Thursday,

He said that   Baljinder Singh Billa of Mandiala  village of Gurdaspur district was wanted in more than 18 criminal cases including, murder, attempt to murder and smuggling  of weapons/drugs etc.

He said, all the arrested accused have been kept separately as they are being tested for COVID-19 by a special team of doctors.

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