A gang closely associated with Gangster Jaipal was behind an armed robbery that took place at a flat in Peermuchalla of Zirakpur, when some armed robbers took away gold and cash from the residence of a wholesaler of gold. Arrest in the following case are yet to be made.
The robbery took place at Rajesh Verma’s residence. On May 2, some armed robbers entered his flat and kept his children hostage at gun point before running away with some cash and jewelry. The police sources informed Chandigarh Newsline that Rajesh Verma belonged to Faridkot. Gangster Jaipal had demanded money from Verma but he did not give and even moved to Zirakpur thereafter, where he started his own business.
“During investigation, it came to light that the men who took away cash and gold have connections to gangster Jaipal. Even the complainant was reluctant as he was under fear as he was threatened in the past too,” an officer disclosed.
The officer further added that after the incident, when Rajesh Verma was asked about Jaipal’s role, he was unwilling at first but further investigation revealed that the robbery was carried out by a gang closely associated to Jaipal. “There is also an betting angel in the case.
Jaipal, who is evading arrest, has headed to some mafia gangs in Punjab. Vicky Goundar, who was killed in a police encounter on January 26, 2018, also worked for Jaipal. It was also alleged that both, Jaipal and Vicky Goundar, were involved in the murder of Jaswinder Singh alias Rocky, who also used to be a gangster and later turned politician and contested Punjab assembly elections in 2012. Rocky was killed in 2016 near Parwanoo in Himachal Pradesh (HP).
Mohali Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Haricharan Singh Bhullar was not available for comments in this case as his phone was not reachable.