Harminder Singh ‘Mintoo’
Punjab Police arrested Khalistan Liberation Force (KLF) chief Harminder Singh ‘Mintoo’ and his key aide Gurpreet Singh alias Gopi were held at the New Delhi airport with Central agencies’ assistance in November 2014. He was suspected of being involved in 10 cases of militancy at the time of his arrest. At the time of his arrest, the DGP had said the arrest was part of the series to track and nab top terrorists after the ISI asked them to spread wings in other parts of the country. Some Hindu leader was also allegedly on their target when the police nabbed Mintoo and Gopi. The Punjab Police had traced the duo to Thailand with the help of Central agencies.
Born in Dalli village of Jalandhar district in April 1967, Harminder Singh, whose family shifted to Goa in 1980s, was using a fake Malaysian passport and documents to travel. He also travelled to Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar, besides Thailand, where he set up a base. Sources informed that dreaded KLF chief was the member of Babbar Khalsa International (BKI). In 2009, he left Wadhawa Singh-led Babbar Khalsa International and revived Khalistan Liberation Force (KLF).
Learnt to be a militant, Kashmir Singh was arrested after he allegedly shot at Punjab Shiv Sena leader Harvinder Soni with a country-made .315-bore pistol in Gurdaspur on April 12 last year. In that case, his two accomplices were also arrested. This Galwandi village (Khanna police district) resident had reportedly developed contacts with terrorist sleeper cells and had attacked Soni at the behest of a certain militant Sikh organisation.
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.
Gurpreet Singh Sekhon
Sekhon belongs to a family of brick-kiln owners from Mudki village in Malwa district. Also a part of Shera Khubban gang, he was arrested on the charges of being the key man killing another gangster Sukha Kahlwan on Ludhiana-Jalandhar national highway in police custody. Gurpreet is also suspected of having been an accomplice in a murder during the 2012 assembly elections. After putting police on tenterhooks for numerous days, Sekhon is reportedly facing about a dozen of criminal cases.
Kulpreet Singh ‘Neeta’ Deol
A man who had come in the picture especially when a team of Faridkot police on the directions of Bathinda DGP Paramraj Singh Umranagal had detained him from Sri Guru Ram Dass Ji International Airport, Amritsar, on April 22, 2015, where police from other districts too was stationed there to smartly take him in the custody. This Dubai-based NRI youngster, who used to run a truck on foreign land, was sought for six criminal cases at the time of his arrest.
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