KOLKATA: Two gangsters, wished in Punjab in reference to the homicide of two policemen, have been gunned down on Wednesday in an encounter with the Kolkata Police’s Particular Process Pressure (STF) at New City within the northern outskirts of Kolkata.
A police officer sustained bullet accidents in the course of the encounter. The deceased, recognized as Jaipal Singh Bhalla alias Manjit Singh and Jaspreet Singh, was hiding in an residence since Could 24.
“They’d shot useless two policemen in Ludhiana on Could 15, and since then, they’ve been on the run,” mentioned an officer of the STF.
On the premise of knowledge shared by the Punjab Police, the Bengal Police zeroed in on the fourth-floor residence in a housing advanced. “The 2 deceased had traveled to Kolkata in a automobile with a registration quantity issued by the West Bengal motorcar division. It was the primary lead. Punjab police recognized the proprietor of the automobile and subsequently traced the proprietor of the residence,” mentioned the STF officer.
In line with the police, the STF personnel surrounded the tower the place the residence is positioned. Sensing hassle, the gangsters began firing on the policemen utilizing pistols. In retaliation, the police fired 32 rounds.
“We recovered 9 pistols, 89 rounds of reside cartridges, and money of Rs 7 lakh,” mentioned Vineet Goyal, the ADG, STF. “They’d rewards on their heads,” Goyal mentioned.
They’ve been supplying arms and ammunition to criminals of West Bengal for a while, a police official mentioned. Personnel of the Kolkata Police and the Bidhannagar Police have been additionally concerned within the operation.