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The 13 dreaded gangsters of Punjab

While seven have fallen into the police dragnet, two are still on the run.
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 11, 2018 02:45 PM IST

With the arrest of Dilpreet Singh Dhahan in Chandigarh on Monday, Punjab Police have neutralised 14 top category most wanted gangsters active in the state in the last year and a half.

While seven have been killed, an equal number fell into the police dragnet and are now behind bars. At least three notorious gangsters are still on the run. Hindustan Times takes a stock of the gangster graph.

1.Vicky Gounder

Vicky Gounder Vicky Gounder

Killed in an encounterEscaped high-security Nabha Jail in November 2016, Gounder was killed in an encounter in Sri Ganganagar on January 26. He was wanted in 20 cases in different states.

Five teams of Punjab Police comprising 35 men had executed the intelligence-based operation that ended in the death of Punjab’s most wanted gangster Harjinder Singh Bhullar, alias Vicky Gounder at Pakki village in Sriganganagar district of Rajasthan, 50 metres from the Punjab territory.

2. Prema Lahoria

Prema Lahoria Prema Lahoria

Killed in encounter

Gunned down with Gounder. Both killed gangster Sukha Kahlon near Phagwara while police were taking him to jail in 2015.

3. Gurpreet Singh Sekhon

Gurpreet Singh Sekhon Gurpreet Singh Sekhon

In police custody

A mastermind of Nabha jailbreak, he was arrested by Punjab Police at Dhudike village in Moga on February 12, 2017. Faces seven cases.

4. Tirath Singh Dhilwan

Tirath Singh Dhilwan Tirath Singh Dhilwan

In police custody

Arrested in Khanna last year, Tirath of Dhilwan in Faridkot was an aide of Jaipal. He was wanted for 10 contract killings and highway robberies.

5. Dilpreet Singh Dhahan

Dilpreet Singh Dhahan Dilpreet Singh Dhahan

In police custody

Arrested after an encounter in Chandigarh on Monday, Dhahan is from Nurpur Bedi in Rupnagar district. He shot to fame for attacking Punjabi singer Parmish Verma and was wanted in 10 cases of heinous crimes, including the murder of a sarpanch in Chandigarh. He operated with wanted gangster Harvinder Rinda Sarhali.

6. Kulpreet Singh Neeta Deol

Kulpreet Singh Neeta Deol Kulpreet Singh Neeta Deol

In police custody

An escapee from Nabha jail, Deol was arrested in a joint operation of Punjab Police and MP police from Indore on January 17, 2017. Was wanted for six heinous crimes.

7. Ravicharan Singh alias Ravi Deol

Ravi Deol Ravi Deol

In police custody

A boxer-turned-singer who later took to crime, he surrendered in a Sangrur court on January 30 after the Sri Ganganagar encounter.

8. Gurbaksh Sewewala

Gurbaksh Sewewala Gurbaksh Sewewala

In police custody

A member of the Devinder Bambiha gang, he was arrested by the state police after an encounter in Bathinda in May 2017. He faces 12 cases of murder, attempt to murder, loot, and ransom in Punjab.

9. Manpreet Manna and Prabhdeep Singh

Killed in police encounter

Both killed in a police encounter in Gulabgarh village of Bathinda on December 17, 2017, when they were fleeing after snatching an SUV. They faced cases of murder, snatchings and dacoity in Rajasthan.

10. Kamaljeet Singh, alias Bunty Dhillon, Jaspreet Singh, alias Jumpy Don, and Nishan Singh

Committed suicide

Committed suicide in Dabwali in Haryana on being cornered by a team of the Punjab and Haryana police on June 13 last year. They were wanted in 20 cases.

11. Saraj Mintoo

Saraj Mintoo Saraj Mintoo

In police custody

Saraj shot a Shiv Sena leader in Amritsar on October 30 last year. He was arrested in Jalandhar on March 6.

12. Jaipal

Jaipal Jaipal

On the run

Son of a former cop from Ferozepur, he is said to be one of the most powerful gangsters in the state. He killed gangsters Jaswinder Rocky near Parwanoo and is on the run since then.

13. Jaspreet Singh Goppy Ghanshampria

Jaspreet Singh Goppy Ghanshampria Jaspreet Singh Goppy Ghanshampria

On the run

Hails from Amritsar district and wanted in more than 10 cases of murder and robbery. He operates with gangster Supreet Singh, alias Harry Chatha, who is also from Amritsar.

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They forgot to add this feared gangster OMG look at his crime spree in Punjab https://www.hindustantimes.com/chandigarh/punjabi-singer-sidhu-moose-wala-caught-driving-with-tinted-window

These villains are either sociopaths or psychopaths.  There is a difference between the two from what I have learnt. Psychopaths are born, sociopaths are made. We think that a psychopat

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8 hours ago, Premi5 said:

 

11. Saraj Mintoo

Saraj Mintoo Saraj Mintoo

In police custody

Saraj shot a Shiv Sena leader in Amritsar on October 30 last year. He was arrested in Jalandhar on March 6.

 

Interesting...

Anyone know if any of these men are considered 'Robin Hood' or vigilante types ?

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8 hours ago, Premi5 said:

https://www.hindustantimes.com/punjab/know-about-13-dreaded-gangsters-of-punjab/story-G33RnUBm7komFeLuZgnvQM.html

Thought this was slightly interesting

The 13 dreaded gangsters of Punjab

While seven have fallen into the police dragnet, two are still on the run.
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 11, 2018 02:45 PM IST

With the arrest of Dilpreet Singh Dhahan in Chandigarh on Monday, Punjab Police have neutralised 14 top category most wanted gangsters active in the state in the last year and a half.

While seven have been killed, an equal number fell into the police dragnet and are now behind bars. At least three notorious gangsters are still on the run. Hindustan Times takes a stock of the gangster graph.

1.Vicky Gounder

Vicky Gounder Vicky Gounder

Killed in an encounterEscaped high-security Nabha Jail in November 2016, Gounder was killed in an encounter in Sri Ganganagar on January 26. He was wanted in 20 cases in different states.

Five teams of Punjab Police comprising 35 men had executed the intelligence-based operation that ended in the death of Punjab’s most wanted gangster Harjinder Singh Bhullar, alias Vicky Gounder at Pakki village in Sriganganagar district of Rajasthan, 50 metres from the Punjab territory.

2. Prema Lahoria

Prema Lahoria Prema Lahoria

Killed in encounter

Gunned down with Gounder. Both killed gangster Sukha Kahlon near Phagwara while police were taking him to jail in 2015.

3. Gurpreet Singh Sekhon

Gurpreet Singh Sekhon Gurpreet Singh Sekhon

In police custody

A mastermind of Nabha jailbreak, he was arrested by Punjab Police at Dhudike village in Moga on February 12, 2017. Faces seven cases.

4. Tirath Singh Dhilwan

Tirath Singh Dhilwan Tirath Singh Dhilwan

In police custody

Arrested in Khanna last year, Tirath of Dhilwan in Faridkot was an aide of Jaipal. He was wanted for 10 contract killings and highway robberies.

5. Dilpreet Singh Dhahan

Dilpreet Singh Dhahan Dilpreet Singh Dhahan

In police custody

Arrested after an encounter in Chandigarh on Monday, Dhahan is from Nurpur Bedi in Rupnagar district. He shot to fame for attacking Punjabi singer Parmish Verma and was wanted in 10 cases of heinous crimes, including the murder of a sarpanch in Chandigarh. He operated with wanted gangster Harvinder Rinda Sarhali.

6. Kulpreet Singh Neeta Deol

Kulpreet Singh Neeta Deol Kulpreet Singh Neeta Deol

In police custody

An escapee from Nabha jail, Deol was arrested in a joint operation of Punjab Police and MP police from Indore on January 17, 2017. Was wanted for six heinous crimes.

7. Ravicharan Singh alias Ravi Deol

Ravi Deol Ravi Deol

In police custody

A boxer-turned-singer who later took to crime, he surrendered in a Sangrur court on January 30 after the Sri Ganganagar encounter.

8. Gurbaksh Sewewala

Gurbaksh Sewewala Gurbaksh Sewewala

In police custody

A member of the Devinder Bambiha gang, he was arrested by the state police after an encounter in Bathinda in May 2017. He faces 12 cases of murder, attempt to murder, loot, and ransom in Punjab.

9. Manpreet Manna and Prabhdeep Singh

Killed in police encounter

Both killed in a police encounter in Gulabgarh village of Bathinda on December 17, 2017, when they were fleeing after snatching an SUV. They faced cases of murder, snatchings and dacoity in Rajasthan.

10. Kamaljeet Singh, alias Bunty Dhillon, Jaspreet Singh, alias Jumpy Don, and Nishan Singh

Committed suicide

Committed suicide in Dabwali in Haryana on being cornered by a team of the Punjab and Haryana police on June 13 last year. They were wanted in 20 cases.

11. Saraj Mintoo

Saraj Mintoo Saraj Mintoo

In police custody

Saraj shot a Shiv Sena leader in Amritsar on October 30 last year. He was arrested in Jalandhar on March 6.

12. Jaipal

Jaipal Jaipal

On the run

Son of a former cop from Ferozepur, he is said to be one of the most powerful gangsters in the state. He killed gangsters Jaswinder Rocky near Parwanoo and is on the run since then.

13. Jaspreet Singh Goppy Ghanshampria

Jaspreet Singh Goppy Ghanshampria Jaspreet Singh Goppy Ghanshampria

On the run

Hails from Amritsar district and wanted in more than 10 cases of murder and robbery. He operates with gangster Supreet Singh, alias Harry Chatha, who is also from Amritsar.

Same energy as those 3 Punjabis arrested in Canada for sex trafficking.

Same dead eye look.

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10 minutes ago, Ranjeet01 said:

Same energy as those 3 Punjabis arrested in Canada for sex trafficking.

Same dead eye look.

Not sure I agree. 

Punjabis generally have dark eyes so not sure how you can make a judgement such as 'dead eye'

Also, some of these photos might have been taken when they are tired or even taking relaxant drugs. 

I think people generally overestimate 'eyes' - sometimes it is the whole look of the face rather than eyes IMO

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10 minutes ago, Premi5 said:

Not sure I agree. 

Punjabis generally have dark eyes so not sure how you can make a judgement such as 'dead eye'

Also, some of these photos might have been taken when they are tired or even taking relaxant drugs. 

I think people generally overestimate 'eyes' - sometimes it is the whole look of the face rather than eyes IMO

There is no soul behind those eyes, they look right through you.

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13 minutes ago, Premi5 said:

Not sure I agree. 

Punjabis generally have dark eyes so not sure how you can make a judgement such as 'dead eye'

Also, some of these photos might have been taken when they are tired or even taking relaxant drugs. 

I think people generally overestimate 'eyes' - sometimes it is the whole look of the face rather than eyes IMO

The eyes are the windows of the soul. It's not the dark pigmentation beneath the eyes that's the issue; that's usually a genetic thing for certain South East Asian people due to deficiencies in diet, etc. It's what's BEHIND the eyes. These are stone cold killers. They wouldn't give a second thought to slitting your throat or putting a bullet in your head if you were a problem for them. Don't offer up any excuses for why they might be the "heroes" of this particular narrative. They aren't Robin Hood figures by any stretch of the imagination. That's a huge cope on your part. Sikhs aren't misunderstood rogues with hearts  of gold. Jesus, that's the kind of reasoning some western women delude themselves with when they fall in love with imprisoned serial killers, lol.

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8 minutes ago, MisterrSingh said:

The eyes are the windows of the soul. It's not the dark pigmentation beneath the eyes that's the issue; that's usually a genetic thing for certain South East Asian people due to deficiencies in diet, etc. It's what's BEHIND the eyes. These are stone cold killers. They wouldn't give a second thought to slitting your throat or putting a bullet in your head if you were a problem for them. Don't offer up any excuses for why they might be the "heroes" of this particular narrative. They aren't Robin Hood figures by any stretch of the imagination. That's a huge cope on your part. Sikhs aren't misunderstood rogues with hearts  of gold. Jesus, that's the kind of reasoning some western women delude themselves with when they fall in love with imprisoned serial killers, lol.

Punjab is seemingly more corrupt and with less opportunities for the average person. 

Would not be surprised if some of them are 'okay' but just got pushed into that type of life

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Punjab is seemingly more corrupt and with less opportunities for the average person. 

Would not be surprised if some of them are 'okay' but just got pushed into that type of life

I agree. 

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1 minute ago, MisterrSingh said:

I agree. 

They'd probably be in construction if they were in the UK, some of them for sure look like they could do that type of work. 

Also, would not trust a narrative from Indian media/police/politicians. 

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15 minutes ago, MisterrSingh said:

The eyes are the windows of the soul. It's not the dark pigmentation beneath the eyes that's the issue; that's usually a genetic thing for certain South East Asian people due to deficiencies in diet, etc. It's what's BEHIND the eyes. These are stone cold killers. They wouldn't give a second thought to slitting your throat or putting a bullet in your head if you were a problem for them. Don't offer up any excuses for why they might be the "heroes" of this particular narrative. They aren't Robin Hood figures by any stretch of the imagination. That's a huge cope on your part. Sikhs aren't misunderstood rogues with hearts  of gold. Jesus, that's the kind of reasoning some western women delude themselves with when they fall in love with imprisoned serial killers, lol.

Without knowing the stories in full, you don't know what lead them to live that type of life. Most men don't choose it. They possibly had some issues growing up like parent bereavement or not able to find jobs. 

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This is one example of a British Punjabi who had difficulties in adolescence and his family didn't support him going to art college

https://www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/coventry-news/meet-king-karachi-international-drug-18688081

Meet the 'King of Karachi' - from international drug smuggler to a life of reform

Gurchettan 'Chet' Sandhu climbed the ranks of some of the most sinister gang networks

 
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0_JS216147415.jpgMeet the self titled 'King of Karachi' - a former kingpin of the UK's murky criminal underworld.
 

Gurchettan 'Chet' Sandhu - originally from Newcastle - lived a life of luxury and hedonism until his drug smuggling empire came crashing down around him.

 

It was then he was sent to one of Europe's most notorious prisons in Spain, where violence and turf wars were rife.

Despite his return to the UK and attempts at a clean slate, Chet went back to his old life and was charged for further crimes.

During a trial which was covered by our sister title in Newcastle, The Chronicle, Chet pleaded guilty to prostitution and blackmail offences and was sentenced to six-and-a-half years in prison.

Following his release it appears that Chet embarked on the the road to redemption, and ahead of his summer book tour, he filled CoventryLive in on his dark past.

 
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Chet Sandhu has been imprisoned twice for drug and prostitution offences

Speaking to us on the phone from his home in Washington, Tyne and Wear, Chet told us of a surprising ambition from his youth; "I wanted to to go to art college, I wanted to be a graphic artist."

Born in Hitchin, the child of immigrants from Punjab, Chet and his family moved up north to Washington when he was a boy so the family could run their shop.

"I wanted to go to art college but my Dad wanted me as another full time member of the shop, so I did that until I was 21. I was held back, and that's why I went into that sort of life of crime. The things I was good at I wasn't allowed to do, I was hindered like that."

He then moved on to new pastures, "I then got my own clothes shop in Newcastle town centre called Substance, that was high fashion. I was the first person there to sell Vivienne Westwood, I used to go to fashion shows in Milan, Paris. I had it until I was in my mid twenties, but it was a bit ahead of its time for Newcastle."

It was after this Chet said his life took a turn for the worse, when he started working the doors as a bouncer in some of Newcastle's well-known nightspots.

It was through these connections made on the 90s club scene he was introduced to steroids - and the people who could supply them.

"I enjoyed that life, it was a thrill. I didn't want a normal job after that, this way I was making money and money was the objective. I was making good money. I figured the best way to do [drug deals] was to import them into the country" he said.

This is what took his drugs operation global, as he used circuitous methods to ship steroids from Pakistan through Europe and back to UK streets.

And this was how the 'King of Karachi' title came to be. Chet said: "Taxi drivers at Karachi airport used to fight over who would take me around on jobs, so it came from them. Because Karachi is a strict Muslim city, when I used to go [we used to go out drinking and partying] so they would fight over me. They said to me that I was the King of Karachi, because I had the chief of police and narcotics officer paid off."

And what about his family, immigrants who came from the Punjab to build a life? "My family did know about it, they knew what I was doing and they told me to stop, but I was making money and they left me alone with it. They did tell me not to go to Pakistan because I'm a Sikh boy, the Taliban would kidnap me. But that didn't put me off, it didn't deter me and I wanted to take it to the highest level. I went [between the UK and] Pakistan from 1996 to 1999."

However by 1999, after Interpol had close eyes on him for some time, the game was up and Chet was arrested at Alicante airport as he disembarked a flight from Karachi. He said: "Interpol were tracking me, tracking my flights. I was sentenced to four and a half years but did three in Spain."

He returned to the UK in 2002, and spent a year on the outside but soon turned back to his old life. "I just got involved again, I should have learnt my lesson."

 
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14 minutes ago, Premi5 said:

Without knowing the stories in full, you don't know what lead them to live that type of life. Most men don't choose it. They possibly had some issues growing up like parent bereavement or not able to find jobs. 

You're pushing the romanticism angle again, lol. Would you be so forgiving if they were Jamaicans or Pakistanis?

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17 minutes ago, MisterrSingh said:

You're pushing the romanticism angle again, lol. Would you be so forgiving if they were Jamaicans or Pakistanis?

A lot of Jamaicans grow up in households without a father or they grow up in difficult inner city background.

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42 minutes ago, Premi5 said:

A lot of Jamaicans grow up in households without a father or they grow up in difficult inner city background.

Why are Canadian Sikhs running or joining organised crime gangs when they're raised in a family-oriented culture and environment, living with both parents, AND, in some cases, knowing nothing but the middle-class suburbs?

Why are you so desperate to believe that Sikhs cannot knowingly be the "bad guys"? Why do there always have to be extenuating circumstances?

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