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Vicky Gounder, 2 aides shot dead in police encounter in Rajasthan

Vicky Gounder, 2 aides shot dead in police encounter in Rajasthan

Two pistols of.32 bore and one pistol of 0.30 bore, and a large quantity of ammunition were recovered from the slain gangsters, along with mobile phones and dongles, used for communication through social media, police said, adding that a Swift Dzire vehicle with a fake number plate was recovered from their hideout, besides many more fake number plates.

A notorious criminal was injured while another was arrested, they said. Punjab Police - that hadn't been told about the detention - was reported to have found out about Gurpreet Singh's arrest from a Facebook post by Vicky Gounder.

Vicky had been involved in several cases of highway robbery, claims police - apart from having many other criminal cases registered against him.

Assistant Inspector General Gurmeet Singh Chauhan said that two police personnel, including a sub-inspector and assistant sub-inspector, were injured in the shootout and have been admitted to hospital in Faridkot.

Punjab's most-wanted gangster Vicky Gounder was killed in an encounter on Friday, January 26, evening near the Punjab-Rajasthan border. Five teams were constituted to raid the "Dhanni" and nab the gangsters. Known to the world as Vicky Gounder, the 28-year-old was Punjab's most-wanted gangster, who was killed in an encounter on Friday.

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Two.32 bore pistols, a.30 bore pistol and a large quantity of ammunition were recovered from the gangsters, along with mobile phones and dongles.

Dinkar Gupta said the police had inputs of their presence in the village.

He recently got a delivery of an automatic assault rifle from Pakistan through his handler Ramanjit Singh alias Romi who is also wanted by the Punjab Police and against whom a Red Corner Notice has been issued. However, he was shot dead. While Vicky and Prema were killed on the spot, Sukhpreet succumbed to bullet injuries later.

He was also the prime accused in the murder of rival Sukha Kahlwan when the latter was being taken to jail from court under police escort.

Replying to questions, DGP Arora justified the need for a stringent law like PCOCA to effectively deal with criminals.