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Gang of contract killers nabbed in Punjab

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Jalandhar, Mar 29 (UNI) Police have nabbed hardened criminals of the notorious Kamaljit and Chhinda Baba gangs, allegedly involved in several heinous crime including contract killing of an SGPC member last year.

Inspector General of Police H S Dhillon said here today that Ranbir Singh Bira, Jaswinder Singh alias Jassa and Balwinder Singh alias Data were arrested from various palces in connection with the killing of SGPC member from Mukerian, Kuldip Singh on October 30, 2005.

He said the accused in association with notorious criminal Kamaljit alias ''W'' and others had killed Kuldip Singh after being paid Rs 12 lakh which was allegedly paid by an NRI who had a land dispute with the deceased.

The accused Bira and his brother Mandip Singh later also killed Kamaljit alias ''W'' with motive to taken away the contract money, the IG said. Kamaljit was involved in 18 henious crimes.

Accused Bira's arrest in this case had also led the police to nab another six member gang of hardened criminals allegedly involved in eight cases of robbery in Kapurthala, Hoshiarpur, Jalandhar, Khanna, Ludhiana and Jagraon. Five members of this gang including the gang leader Surinder Singh alias Chhinda alias Baba were nabbed.

Mr Dhillon said this gang was active for over 15 years and earlier also had links with certain terrorist outfits.

However, these criminals were basically contract killers who had not involved in any terrorist activity or incident.

UNI SS HS MSJ HT1507

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