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Gangster holed up in Peer Muchalla flat gunned down

MOHALI: After high drama and hostage state of affairs, an aide of gangster Lawrence Bishnoi was killed in an come upon with group of workers of Organized Crime Control Unit (OCCU) of the Punjab Police in Peer Muchalla on Thursday night time.

After Ankit Bhadu, a needed gangster, died of 2 bullet wounds, his two friends surrendered. Bhadu and two members of his gang - Jarmanjeet Singh and Ginda Kana, both of Tarn Taran - were within Galaxy Homes when cops, acting on an intelligence input, surrounded them. DSP Bikram Brar, who had killed gangster Vicky Gounder in an come upon a 12 months ago, led the group.

"A team of cops reached their second-floor flat around 6.30pm. When no one responded to their repeated knocks, the police broke open the door. Ankit jumped onto the first floor and barged into a flat. There, he held a man and two minor girls hostage," mentioned additional inspector general (AIG) of police Gurmeet Chohan.

When police surrounded the first-floor flat, too, Ankit took one of the vital minor girls, elderly 6, to the balcony and threatened to shoot her. "He then opened fire on the police team. One of the OCCU personnel, who was on the second floor, jumped down on Ankit and saved the girl. As police opened fire in retaliation, two bullets hit Ankit. The minor girl received pellet injuries. Her condition is stated to be out of danger," the AIG added.

A cop, ASI Sukhwinder Singh, received injuries in the crossfire, mentioned a senior officer of Mohali police. The injured police legit was admitted to GMCH-32, Chandigarh.

An eyewitness mentioned, "More than 50 shots were fired during the shootout."

Cops mentioned Ankit was on the most-wanted checklist of Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana and Delhi police. An afternoon prior to, Rajasthan police had announced a cash praise of Rs 1 lakh on him. Twelve cases of homicide, extortion, loot and dacoity were registered in opposition to him in Punjab and 15 in Rajasthan. Fazilka police had arrested him in July 2015. In October 2017, Ankit, who was lodged in Kapurthala jail, jumped bail. Sources mentioned the OCCU was knowledgeable concerning the gangster's arrival here on Wednesday. The operation created panic in the area and many citizens started calling up the cops.

On February 2, the police had arrested two members of the Bishnoi and Sampat Nehra gangs from Patiala.

Who is gangster Ankit Bhadu?

The 26-year-old resident of Sherewala village in Fazilka district of Punjab was the son of an agriculturist and a faculty dropout. He was mentioned to be the kingpin of the crowd and was running it after the arrest of Sampat Nehra, Lawrence Bishnoi and sharpshooter Deepak, alias Tinu.

Panic and worry

As the inside track of cross-firing spread, worry gripped complete Zirakpur. Aarushi Kapil, a resident of Jaipuria Sunrise Greens on VIP Road, mentioned, “When I used to be leaving from my place of job in Mohali, my colleagues informed me concerning the firing and got anxious for me. I called up my cousin, who additionally lives in Zirakpur, to understand the placement as I used to be heading home. I used to be informed the nationwide highway was blocked.”

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