Punjab's most wanted criminal shot dead by police

ANI | Updated: Jan 27, 2018 00:45 IST

Chandigarh (Punjab) [India], Jan 27 (ANI): Punjab's most-wanted criminal Harjinder Singh Bhullar alias Vicky Gounder and his aide Prema Lahoriya were shot dead in an encounter with the police in a village near Muktsar at Punjab-Rajasthan border, on Friday evening.

"Vicky Gounder and Prema Lahoriya were killed during an encounter with police. This was an intelligence-based operation", Dinkar Gupta, DGP Intelligence, Punjab told ANI.

Two policemen were also injured during the operation, Gupta informed.

Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh took to Twitter to congratulate Punjab police, "Congratulations to Punjab Police for killing most wanted gangster Vicky Gounder and his aide Prema Lahoriya. Excellent work by DGP Suresh Arora, DG Intelligence Dinkar Gupta and OCCU team, including AIG Gurmeet Singh and Inspector Vikram Brar. Proud of you boys".

Gounder is the mastermind of the 2016 Nabha Jailbreak. (ANI)