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Vicky Gounder,Prema Lahoria shot dead by Punjab Police

Vicky Gounder,Prema Lahoria shot dead by Punjab Police
Vicky Gounder, Prema Lahoria shot dead by Punjab Police
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Vicky Gounder,Prema Lahoria shot dead by Punjab Police.

Punjab’s most wanted gangster Harjinder Singh alias Vicky Gounder, Prema Lahoria a Nabha Jail break master mind and his key aide were killed in an encounter near the Ganganagar-Rajasthan border, as per Punjab Police officials.

The operation was undertaken by the Organised Crime Control Unit (OCCU), a special group of the Punjab Police.Acting on a specific intelligence, an OCCU team, led by AIG Gurmeet Chauhan, raided the hideout  where the dreaded gangsters were provided shelter by another criminal, Lakhwinder Lakha. In the encounter another gangster died of his injuries later in hospital.

Inspector General Special Operations Group Nilabh Kishore said the police got a tip-off that Gounder was near the Punjab -Rajasthan border area and the police conducted the operation to nab him in a village of Abohar subdivision in Fazilka district.

Vicky Gounder,Prema Lahoria shot dead by Punjab Police

Punjab Police also declared that two police personnel including a sub-inspector and assistant sub-inspector were injured in the shootout and have been admitted to hospital.

Gounder was among the prisoners, including Harminder Singh Mintoo, Kashmir Singh, Aman Dhothian, Gurpreet Sekhon and Neeta Deol, who were freed by armed men from the high-security Nabha Jail in November 2016.

Vicky Gounder emerged as the Punjab police’s prime target after he broke out of the Nabha high-security jail in November 2016. He was declared fugitive and police got intelligence reports that he was in Punjab after the jailbreak. Gounder, who used to taunt the police on Face book while he was on the run, and Patiala Police nabbed his Face Book handler .

Gounder, came into limelight when he and Prema Lahoria, killed Sukha Kahlwan another gangster and his rival  in Phagwara when six policemen were taking Kahlwan back to Nabha jail in a vehicle after a court hearing in Jalandhar. Gounder even filmed the act and danced around the Kahlwan’s body in front of the policemen and fled from the spot. Gounder was wanted in cases of murder, kidnapping and robbery in north India.