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, near Kolkata, police stated that the house during which they had been living since May 22 had been rented on the identify of a 3rd individual.
Sources within the police stated that the flat was rented within the identify of 1 Sumit Kumar by a dealer, and all of the paperwork submitted on the upkeep workplace of Sharpoorji Housing Complex was in Kumar’s identify. 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 truly exists as there are excessive possibilities that it might be a faux identification utilized by the gangster to hire the flat. The paperwork submitted to the housing complicated 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 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 Town flat, following which a raid was carried out that led to a shootout during which Bhullar and his aide had been killed, whereas an STF official was injured.
Meanwhile, a workforce of forensic officers visited the flat in Sukhabristi Apartment of the housing complicated. Police stated they discovered various energetic cellphones from the flat. Sources stated 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 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,” stated state minister Firhad Hakim.
Meanwhile, the BJP demanded an NIA investigation into the shootout.