Chandigarh: A dreaded gangster, Tirath Singh 28-year-old, who had once remained a close aide of slain criminal Vicky Gounder, arrested by Punjab Police from Bodsi at Samrala-Ludhiana road last night.
During checking, police officials deputed at a checkpoint signalled a car coming from Chandigarh to stop, the driver tried to speed away but was caught. The police personnel later identified him as Tirath Singh. 30 bore pistol and six live cartridges were also seized.
According to investigation, Tirath, who had been a Kabaddi player before becoming a gangster in 2010, faces several murder and extortion cases in Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan.
He is a native of Dhilwan village in Faridkot and was a close associate of Gounder and Prema Lahoria who were killed in January by the Punjab Police in Rajasthan.
He was with Jaipal gang and wanted for his involvement in the murder of a rival gangster Sukha Kahlwan in 2015 and Jaswinder Singh Rocky in 2016.