Amritsar: The Special Task Force (STF) wing of district police claimed to have nabbed Ankush Jolly, alias Ricky, a close aide of dreaded gangster Kamal Bori, who is already behind bars. Jolly, who is a nephew of a BJP veteran leader, was instrumental in carrying out anti-social activities of Bori even since the latter landed in STF’s dragnet.
It is, however, learnt that acting as a conduit, Jolly had introduced Bori to many prominent figures, including some state ministers hailing from the area, at whose behest Bori used to carry out his illegal activities. According to sources, Jolly erected such a remarkable co-relation between the two that Bori was at will to undertake any kind of activity, be it a robbery, smuggling or even a murder. Since past many years, Bori had been enjoying the blessings of many veteran leaders of the ruling alliance that these political leaders had to hire his services to settle scores with their political opponents. It was also on account of patronage of his political masters that he rose from a small gambler to a noted financier of the area in no time.
It has also been revealed that earlier, police was taking Bori lightly. However, when he shot a local papad vendor Ravinder Singh, alias Babbu, on November 2 last year, he found his way in the police net. It was only after his interrogation by the police that police came to know that Bori was wanted in as many as 19 criminal cases, including many of murder or attacks. Even when a police party swooped on him, he was present in a gamblers’ den. Bori had also reportedly got an arms license prepared from local Deputy Commissioner’s office by using a fake address proof.
Sources reveal that two persons, Ricky and Micky, were instrumental in running illegal activities of Bori in the area. Micky is already lodged in jail whereas Ricky (Ankush Jolly) has been nabbed by the STF.
Highly-placed sources added that following interrogation, Bori has uttered names of many other prominent figures who were in his contact, however, the police was waiting for an ‘appropriate’ time to lay its hands upon them.
For more news updates Follow and Like us on Facebook