Bathinda : As per certain media reports Nabha jailbreak mastermind Vicky Gounder and his accomplice Ganganagar Prema Lahoriya were killed in an encounter with Punjab Police at a village in Sri Ganganagar district on the Punjab and Rajasthan border on Friday evening.
According to The Tribune Gounder was shot twice. The gangsters also fired over a dozen rounds at the police.
They were shot dead in a heavy exchange of fire. Two Punjab Police cops also sustained injuries in the abdomen and chest. The two policemen were referred to a hospital with serious injuries.
Another unknown accomplice of the gangsters has been rushed to Ganganagar hospital in Rajasthan where he is also reportedly critical.
A team headed by AIG Intelligence Gurmeet Chauhan and Inspector Bikramjit Brar shot dead the duo.
Harjinder Bhullar (27) alias Jinder alias Vicky Gounder was the son of farmer Mehal Singh Bhullar, of Sarawan Bodla village in former Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal’s home turf Lambi.
Gounder was one of the deadliest gangsters of the state, who broke out of maximum-security Nabha jail on November 27 in 2016.
“His audacity and claim to fame is he once uploaded a post on Facebook and dared the then Bathinda SSP to arrest him.
A 20-member police team took part in the operation in which the two gangsters were shot dead” reads a report in The tribune.
The gangsters were hiding in the village since Thursday night and the police was tracking their movement. The alleged lead came from within a jail in Punjab where a phone call was intercepted between a lodged gangster and an outsider in Delhi. Police acted on the tip off and conducted a raid.
Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amrinder Singh Congratulate to the Punjab police team, who shoot dead the gangsters.