Kolkata encounter: Punjab gangster had rented flat in title of third individual says police

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A day after a gangster and his aide, wished for the homicide of two Punjab policemen, had been gunned down in a shootout with the West Bengal Particular Job Drive (STF) in New City, close to Kolkata, police mentioned that the condo by which they had been residing since Might 22 had been rented on the title of a 3rd individual.

Sources within the police mentioned that the flat was rented within the title of 1 Sumit Kumar by way of a dealer, and all of the paperwork submitted on the upkeep workplace of Sharpoorji Housing Complicated was in Kumar’s title. The proprietor of the flat stays in Kolkata. Whereas police at the moment are in search of Sumit Kumar, they don’t seem to be positive if he truly exists as there are excessive possibilities that it could possibly be a pretend identification utilized by the gangster to lease the flat. The paperwork submitted to the housing complicated workplace Reveals Sumit Kumar as a resident of Haryana.

Jaipal Singh Bhullar and his aide Jaspreet Singh had been wished in a number of circumstances of homicide and extortion in addition to drug smuggling. They had been additionally wished within the firing on a police occasion on the Jagraon grain market in Punjab on Might 15 by which two Assistant Sub-Inspectors had been killed. Since then, Punjab Police had launched an operation code-named OP-Jack Manhunt to hunt the 2.

On Wednesday, Punjab Police tipped off their Bengal counterparts concerning the presence of Bhullar and Singh within the New City flat, following which a raid was performed that led to a shootout by which Bhullar and his aide had been killed, whereas an STF official was injured.

In the meantime, a staff of forensic officers visited the flat in Sukhabristi House of the housing complicated. Police mentioned they discovered quite a lot of energetic cellphones from the flat. Sources mentioned the 2 used the web mode of calls to speak. Police had earlier claimed to have recovered Rs 7 lakh, 5 subtle weapons, and 89 rounds of reside ammunition from the New City flat.

“Sharpoorji Housing Complicated will not be a authorities housing complicated. The issue within the housing complicated is that lots of people have purchased flats there and put them on lease,” mentioned state minister Firhad Hakim.

In the meantime, the BJP demanded an NIA investigation into the shootout.

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