Patiala:Gangster Vicky Gounder, one of the six criminals who fled the high-security Nabha jail in November last year, reportedly used a stolen vehicle to make good his escape from Moga along with three accomplices a couple of days prior to the police arresting four of his other aides from an NRI’s house at Dhudike village this past Sunday.
Police sources claimed that Gounder along with Amandeep Singh Dhotian, who had escaped from Nabha jail with him, and two gangsters, Harry Chatha and Prema Lahoria managed to evade the police by leaving from Dhudike village as the cops converged on their location, from where they nabbed jailbreak mastermind Gurpreet Singh Sekhon and his three aides – his cousin Manvir Sekhon of Makhu village; Rajwinder Singh Raja, alias Sultan, of Mangewal village in Moga; gangster Kulwinder Sidana, brother of gangster Surinder Sidana.
It is learnt that the all the eight persons had come from Kota in Rajasthan on February 5, a day after voting for the Punjab assembly elections took place.
The stay at the house of Goldy was arranged by Gurwinder Singh Gori, former’s friend and a relative of Sekhon.
“After entering Punjab on February 5, they had stolen two cars, one from Ludhiana on February 6 and another from Zira on February 8,” a police official said.
He said that Sekhon and his aides had decided to stay back at the house, while Gounder and his aides left a day or two days before the raid in the car stolen from Zira. Sources said before the arrest of a Nabha jail escapee Kulpreet Singh Neeta Deol, all the eight were staying at Indore in Madhya Pradesh (MP) from where the former was arrested and after that, all of them fled to Kota in Rajasthan.
Popular as Vicky Gounder, this young criminal has a real name: Harjinder Singh Bhullar. He belongs to Sarawan Bodla village in Muktsar district. He is the key member of Gurshahid Singh alias Shera Khubban’s gang. Khubban has already been killed in an encounter which took place in Bathinda city a few years back. Gounder is the prime suspect in the murder of gangster Sukha Kahlwan and was arrested in December 2015. He is also suspected of having been involved in various extortion and murder cases, including a killing that took place in the jurisdiction of Jalandhar Commissionerate in 2010. Though Gounder enjoys a huge fan following on social networking, he opted to work under Khubban gang till date