Dreaded gangster Dilpreet nabbed after a joint encounter of Punjab and Chandigarh Police

Dilpreet Singh was wanted in more than 16 cases including firing on famous Punjabi Singer Parmish Verma in Mohali earlier this year and also in a shoot-out of Sarpanch in Sector 38 here last year.

Published: 09th July 2018 07:49 PM  |   Last Updated: 09th July 2018 07:49 PM   |  A+A-

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CHANDIGARH: In a joint operation Punjab Police and Chandigarh Police arrested dreaded gangster Dilpreet Singh from near ISBT in Sector 43 here today afternoon after an encounter.

He was wanted in more than 16 cases including firing on famous Punjabi Singer Parmish Verma in Mohali earlier this year and also in a shoot-out of Sarpanch in Sector 38 here last year.

He was nabbed after a dramatic chase and an encounter at the back side of the ISBT as the police teams of both states tried to arrest him after a tip he saw the police personnel and started firing on them and then the police fired on him around three rounds were fired. Then Amanjot Singh inspector e branch of Chandigarh Police dashed their SUV into his vehicle from behind and thus Dilpreet's vehicle was stopped as he was injured he was rushed to PGI and is admitted there.

It is learnt that he has been hit by three bullets and one of them in his thigh. Dilpreet had earlier claimed to be behind Punjabi singer Parmish Verma's shooting. Verma was shot in his legs in Mohali while returning to his flat, along with his friend, after performing at a club in Elante Mall in Chandigarh. Then Dilpreet had then uploaded a status on his Facebook page, along with a picture of himself holding a pistol and another picture of Verma with a cross drawn on it.

"I, Dilpreet want to tell everyone that I am behind the shooting of Parmish Verma claimed the post. The post has been shared over 1,100 times.

He had also made an extortion call of Rs 10 lakh to popular singer-actor Gippy Grewal. Dilpreet has a modus operandi of shooting his victims in their legs, perhaps with the intent to terrify them. Dilpreet along with other gangsters, Rinda, Harjinder Singh, alias Akash and Manjit Singh, alias Bobby had shot Satnam Singh, Sarpanch of Khurda village in Hoshiarpur, outside a Gurdwara in Sector 38, Chandigarh, in April last year.

They fired at his legs only. Dilpreet's name figured in the list of 17, A-category gangsters of Punjab Police, he hails from Dhahan village near Nurpur Bedi in Ropar district of Punjab and sixteen cases are registered on him. He had escaped while being taken back to jail from a Ropar court in May 2016.

Senior Superintendent of Police of Ropar Raj Bachan Singh Sandhu had met Dlipreet's family at least twice since December last year to push for his surrender.

Police sources claim that he is into extortion and contract killing and he took to crime to avenge an assault in the village, but now has links with the Vicky Gounder gang.

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