Chandigarh: Most wanted gangster Vicky Gounder, who had escaped from the Nabha jail along with five other prisoners, was today killed in an encounter by the Punjab Police near a village in Rajasthan’s Sri Ganganagar district, officials said.
A notorious criminal was injured while another was arrested, they said.
“Our two cops, Sub Inspector Baljinder Singh and ASI Kirpal Singh, were injured in this operation,” DGP Gupta said.
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has lauded the state police for eliminating the notorious gangsters.
“Congratulations to Punjab Police for killing most wanted gangster Vicky Gounder and his aide Prema Lahoria. 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,” the chief minister tweeted.
In the sensational Nabha Jail break in 2016, six prisoners including Harminder Singh Mintoo and Kashmir Singh, both terrorists, and gangsters Aman Dhothian, Vicky Gounder, Gurpreet Sekhon and Neeta Deol were freed by armed men.