Days after two needed drug smugglers from Punjab have been gunned down in Kolkata in an encounter, police are probing their hyperlink to Pakistan after discovering some weapons and a parcel.
Jaipal Singh Bhullar and Jaspreet Singh had gone lacking after allegedly killing two policemen in Punjab’s Ludhiana a few month in the past.
They were gunned down at an apartment complex in Kolkata’s Newtown space on Wednesday after they fired on the officers of the Special Task Force throughout a raid at an residence they have been holed up in, mentioned Punjab’s Director General of Police Dinkar Gupta.
Officials mentioned they got here to Kolkata from Madhya Pradesh’s Gwalior in a automotive that had a Bengal registration quantity.
Investigators have discovered weapons made in Pakistan and a parcel that had a Karachi handle on it.
On Wednesday, V Okay Goyal, chief of the Special Task Force, had mentioned that an inspector was injured within the shootout and was hospitalised.
“Rs 7 lakh in cash, five weapons and 89 live rounds have been seized,” he had mentioned.
A search has additionally been launched for the one that took the Kolkata residence on hire and allowed the 2 gangsters to remain there, according to news agency PTI.
The police have recognized the proprietor of the flat, the place the 2 males have been shot useless by the STF. He is a resident of central Kolkata’s Entally space, the officer mentioned.
Initial probe has revealed that the cellphone variety of the flat proprietor was taken from a web site, and “fake documents” have been used to get the flat on hire, PTI quoted an official as saying.
“Efforts are on to find that missing link between the flat owner and the two gangsters,” the officer mentioned.
The killing of Jaipal Bhullar and Jaspreet Singh and the arrest of two of his associates from Gwalior is a giant blow to the heroin smuggling community working from throughout the border, police mentioned.
(With inputs from PTI)