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 Special Task Force (STF) in New Town, close to Kolkata, police mentioned that the residence wherein they had been dwelling since May 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 by way of a dealer, and all of the paperwork submitted on the upkeep workplace of Sharpoorji Housing Complex was in Kumar’s title. The proprietor of the flat stays in Kolkata. While police are actually searching for Sumit Kumar, they don’t seem to be positive if he really exists as there are excessive possibilities that it could possibly be a pretend identification utilized by the gangster to hire the flat. The paperwork submitted to the housing advanced workplace Shows Sumit Kumar as a resident of Haryana.
Jaipal Singh Bhullar and his aide Jaspreet Singh had been needed in a number of instances of homicide and extortion in addition to drug smuggling. They had been additionally needed within the firing on a police celebration on the Jagraon grain market in Punjab on May 15 wherein 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 in regards to the presence of Bhullar and Singh within the New Town flat, following which a raid was carried out that led to a shootout wherein Bhullar and his aide had been killed, whereas an STF official was injured.
Meanwhile, a group of forensic officers visited the flat in Sukhabristi Apartment of the housing advanced. Police mentioned they discovered numerous 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 refined weapons, and 89 rounds of stay ammunition from the New Town flat.
“Sharpoorji Housing Complex is not a government housing complex. The problem in the housing complex is that a lot of people have bought flats there and put them on rent,” mentioned state minister Firhad Hakim.
Meanwhile, the BJP demanded an NIA investigation into the shootout.