Amritsar: To give a fillip to the crusade launched by the city police with a view to curb nefarious activities of gangsters of the region, rural police of the district too, seemed to have joined hands. This became amply clear from an encounter which took place on Monday evening between gangsters and narcotics cell of the rural police of district Amritsar.
According to sources, police was informed that some noted criminals were heading towards the holy city from Beas town. With a view to nab them, a police party from the narcotics cell of the district police made its way to the route leading towards Beas town. Police reportedly spotted the gangster’s vehicle near the Manawala toll plaza on the G T road and police followed it. When the gangsters’ vehicle slowed down near the toll plaza, gangsters, on suspecting that police was following them, opened fire at the police vehicle. The police, however, retaliated by firing a few gunshots. All this created panic in the area and on hearing gunshots, those converged at the toll plaza ran helter-skelter.
Sources revealed that the cross firing continued from Manawala toll plaza to Devidas Pura. The ambush, however, continued for about half an hour and finally the police impounded the luxury vehicle (cruiser) occupied by the gangsters and nabbed them. DP
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