Moga, July 4, 2021 (Yes Punjab News)
The Moga police on Sunday, foiled a major conspiracy to create another extortion and target killing module by Canada-based Khalistan Tiger Force (KTF) operative Arshdeep Singh alias Arsh Dala, with arrest of its three members from near Smalsar village here.
Those arrested have been identified as Yadvinder Singh alias Yadi, a resident of village Eena Kheda in Muktsar, Racchpal Singh of village Chakk Walian in Tarn Taran and Talwinder Singh alias Mintu of village Majha Patti in Muktsar. The Police have also recovered one grey coloured Chevrolet Cruze Car (DL3CAE4302), one 0.32 bore pistol along with live cartridges and 20 grams heroin from their possession.
Notably, the Moga police have recently busted a Target Killing module after arresting Lovepreet Singh alias Ravi, Ram Singh alias Sonu and Kamaljeet Sharma @ Kamal, involved in several heinous crimes including the murder of a Dera Premi, firing on a priest, Sukha Lamme murder and Supershine Murder case. Arsh Dala is a main conspirator in all these crimes.
Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Moga Harmanbir Singh Gill said that the Police have received an information that Arsh Dala had made threatening calls and texts to the sweet shop owner at Talwandi Bhai in Ferozepur threatening to kill him in case he failed to pay ransom of Rs 30 lakhs.
He said that following a tip-off that Arsh has tasked these three accused persons to collect the ransom from the sweet shop owner, joint police teams were deployed to nab these three accused persons.
The SSP said that trio accused persons have confessed that they were acting on directions of Arsh Dala and were in the act of extorting ransom money from the sweet shop owner in Talwandi Bhai.
He said that the trio accused persons are history-sheeter and already facing several criminal cases. He added that Yadvinder Yadi was a close aide of slain gangster Vicky Gounder.
“Since, National Investigation Agency (NIA) has taken over the probe into the Targeted killings, we have also shared these inputs with the National Agency,” said SSP Gill, adding that the process to extradite Arshdeep Dala and his co-conspirators is underway.
Meanwhile, the FIR no. 60 dated 03/07/2021 has been registered under sections 21/61/85 of the NDPS Act, 25/54/59 of the Arms Act at Police Station Smalsar.