A day after a gangster and his aide, needed for the homicide of two Punjab policemen, had been gunned down in a shootout with the West Bengal Particular Process Drive (STF) in New City, close to Kolkata, police mentioned that the condo during which they had been dwelling since Could 22 had been rented on the title of a 3rd particular person.
Sources within the police mentioned that the flat was rented within the title of 1 Sumit Kumar via 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 are actually searching for Sumit Kumar, they aren’t certain if he really exists as there are excessive probabilities that it might be a faux id utilized by the gangster to hire the flat. The paperwork submitted to the housing advanced workplace Exhibits Sumit Kumar as a resident of Haryana.
Jaipal Singh Bhullar and his aide Jaspreet Singh had been needed in a number of circumstances of homicide and extortion in addition to drug smuggling. They had been additionally needed within the firing on a police social gathering on the Jagraon grain market in Punjab on Could 15 during 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 during which Bhullar and his aide had been killed, whereas an STF official was injured.
In the meantime, a group of forensic officers visited the flat in Sukhabristi Residence of the housing advanced. Police mentioned they discovered various lively 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 dwell ammunition from the New City flat.
“Sharpoorji Housing Complicated will not be a authorities housing advanced. The issue within the housing advanced is that lots of people have purchased flats there and put them on hire,” mentioned state minister Firhad Hakim.
In the meantime, the BJP demanded an NIA investigation into the shootout.