Punjab: Notorious Gangster Amritpal Singh Killed, Cop Injured In Amritsar Encounter; Visuals Surface

Punjab: Notorious Gangster Amritpal Singh Killed, Cop Injured In Amritsar Encounter; Visuals Surface

2 kg heroin and a 9 mm pistol were also recovered from the gangster while the injured cop was rushed to hospital.

Rajesh MoudgilUpdated: Wednesday, December 20, 2023, 07:35 PM IST
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Chandigarh: A gangster was killed in an exchange of fire with the Punjab police when he tried to escape from its custody in the Jandiala Guru area of Amritsar district on Wednesday morning.

Police said that Amritpal Singh Amri, 22, a notorious gangster, was arrested on Tuesday and was being taken to the Jandiala Guru area around 8.30 am for the recovery of contraband 2 kg heroin. On reaching the spot, he, but fired while in handcuffs at the police team from a pistol he had hidden and tried to run away from police clutches.

The police said that the accused had revealed during the interrogation on Tuesday that he had hidden heroin following which the police team had taken him to the said spot – bushes along the Dharad village canal.

Gangster Amritpal fired rounds from his hidden pistol

However, he had not disclosed that he also had an imported 9 mm pistol hidden there with which he fired at the police team injuring one of the personnel while they were recovering the heroin. Another personnel had a narrow escape as a bullet pierced through his turban, police said.

Stating that injured police personnel was hospitalised and his condition was said to be stable, police said that Amritpal was involved in four murder cases and two attempts to murder. He was said to be an accomplice of another notorious gangster Happy Jatt.

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