Chandigarh: A day after a gangster was killed and another injured in heavy cross-firing between two notorious gangs, yet another incident of firing took place in Tarn Taran on Thursday. In the fresh incident, three bike-borne persons were injured when they were waylaid and fired upon by a group of armed persons in morning at a railway crossing, near Gurdwara Takkar Sahib, on Tarn Taran-Sarhali Road.
According to sources, the assailants, who were in a Tavera overtook the bike, stopped it and then opened fire on all three people, injuring them seriously. The assailants then managed to escape in their vehicle.
Sources said the injured were rushed to a hospital even before the police could reach the spot. About the enmity, district police claimed that it was a property dispute that turned so nasty that the family got split and one group arranged attack on other.
The SP (Investigation), Jagmohan Singh, said the case was clear and efforts being made to nab all accused.
Police clueless in Wednesday bloodbath
Even after 24 hours, the Tarn Taran police failed to come up with any tangible details of the horrifying gangwar that took place between two dreaded groups on the Rayya-Bath road in Tarn Taran district, except for the recovery of a .30 bore pistol with nine bullets.
In the incident, one person was shot dead and another sustained critical bullet injuries. The gangster killed was identified as 30-year-old Dilbag Singh ‘Lamma’ of Patti. He was shot dead from the point-blank range while his hands were tied, as learnt. He was abducted two days ago and overpowered by his rival gang led by sharp shooter Davinder Bambiha, as learnt.
The injured one was identified as Ankul Khatri, who was admitted at the Escort Hospital in critical condition where he underwent a head surgery.
Speaking over phone, Taran Taran SP (Investigation) Jagmohan Singh said the teams were constituted to nab the accused. He informed that the case was registered against gangster Davinder Bambiha, Mani, Goru Bacha, Bagga Malerkotla and two-three others as unidentified.
About the firearms used in the crime, the SP said the detection of marks of bullets suggested that the gangsters used some 315 bore revolvers, 30 bore pistols and also 12 bore guns in the crime. While the police were guessing the total shots to be around 170, as many as 43 shells could be recovered from the spot.
According to information, Police said that injured Ankul Khatri was kidnapped by gang led by Davinder around three days back. It was Ankul Khatri who telephonically asked the Dilbag Lamma to meet him under gunpoint pressure. When Dilbag reached on the spot, was overpowered by a rival gang and was shot dead from point blank range. Ankul was on the run, since he was assumed dead.
Police said that when Dilbagh lamma was going to meet Ankul Khatri after a telephonic call he was escorted by his own group of gangsters to give him protection. The two gangs exchanged heavy firing.
Unconfirmed reports suggest that before fleeing away Bambiha too sustained multiple gunshots but he managed to flee after leaving his Toyota Fortuner (CH01AV 1111) on the spot as it had got damaged.
It is pertinent to mention that Bambiha was also allegedly involved in the infamous murder of Sarpanch Ravi Khwajke of Ludhiana district.
Meanwhile, SP (Investigation) Jagmohan Singh said that investigations were under way and the police were also eagerly waiting for Khattri to come in position to narrate the things.
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