Moga Police solves the Harjit Penta murder case
Moga : An incident of firing had taken place at Vill Mari Mustafa PS Baghapurana Dist. Moga on 2/04/2022 around 12.30 pm in which one Harjit Singh @ Penta s/o Swarn Singh r/o Vill. Mari Mustafa PS Baghapurana died due to firearm injury and one Gurpreet Singh s/o Swarn Singh r/o Vill Mari Mustafa got injured. Two unidentified youth riding on black colour motorcycle Splendour with their faces covered had committed this crime. In this regard a case FIR No. 53 dated 02/04/2022 302, 307, 120B IPC, u / s 25,27 Arms Act was registered against the Chamkaur Singh @ Beant r/o Vill Mari Mustafa and two unknown persons on suspicion from Harjit’s family member.Today a Press Conference has been held by IG faridkot range Sh. P.K. Yadav who briefed the media that immediately after the incident he directed SSP Moga Sh.Gulneet Khurana to depute teams for investigation. Under the supervision of SSP Moga , different teams from Police Stations , CIA staff , Technical cell and Cyber cell of Moga were deputed for tracing and arresting the accused .
The police teams , who were also following the CCTV footage trail , got one credible source input near about the accused in this murder case . Working on a source input , a raid was conducted by the police party on Jai Singh Wala to Chotian Tobe road and one Parbat r/o Vill Kusa was arrested with one 12 bore country made pistol , two live cartridges and one black splendour bike . It was found that it was the same bike on which the assailants had come and shot Harjit Penta . It has further come to light that this bike is a stolen bike and further investigation in this regard is being done. He further told media that , on questioning , Parbat revealed that one Manpreet Mannu r/o Vill Kusa has fired at Harjit while one Prem r/o Chola Sahib was driving the black splendor bike.Parbat confessed that Mannu showed him house of Harjit Penta in Vill. Marhi Mustafa on 31.3.2022 and went back to Amritsar side. On 1.4.2022, Parbat picked .30 bore pistol ,which was used in crime , from near Bughipura Chowk on directions of Mannu and handed over to him on the day of crime.
IG told that Chamkaur @Beant r/o Vill Marhi Mustafa was brought on production warrant from Ferozepur Jail. Beant revealed that he got to know from the Ferozepur jail inmates that Gangsters Lawrence Bishnoi and Goldy Brar had sent their shooters namely [email protected] r/o Vill Kusa, Moga and Prem r/o Tarntaran to kill Harjit Penta who had an affiliation with Devindar Bambiha gang .The same was testified by one more person namely [email protected] r/o Vill Dosanjh ,Moga, brought on production warrant in FIR no.47/22 u/s 21 NDPS Act P.S. Baghapurana. Dharminder revealed that Manpreet Mannu also had a personal enmity with Harjit Penta as Penta had beaten Mannu very badly back in 2017 when they were lodged in Faridkot jail . This fight was a result of gang rivalry between Bambiha group and Lawrence Bishnoi group members. Dharminder Bazzi was also part of this gang war from the Bambiha group side. Later, the involved jail inmates were shifted to other jails in Punjab.
Also, during the investigation of the Facebook page ‘Lawrence Bishnoi’, which was created by the Lawrence Bishnoi group to claim the responsibility, it was found to be created using phone number which belongs to one Rupanjali D/o Ashok Kumar r/o Nangloi Delhi. For further investigation, the team was dispatched to Delhi. She revealed that she came in touch with Anmol Bishnoi, brother of Lawrence Bishnoi through Facebook.Rupanjali has been arrested in the abovesaid case. Further, the Facebook id now bears the name of ‘Goldy Brar’. Sh .Yadav further told that Manpreet @ Mannu r/o Kusa , Prem r/o Tarntaran and Anmol Bishnoi r/o Fazillka have been nominated in the abovesaid case . It has been learnt that Mannu has about 6 cases against him .He has been convicted in two cases ,one of murder and the other of attempt to murder. Parbat also has 2 cases registered against him .He is wanted in FIR no.207 dt 5.11.2021 u/s 21 NDPS Act PS Badni Kalan.
He further intimated that Harjit Penta was a ‘B’ category gangster and he was wanted in a case FIR no. 78 dated 17.5.2021 u/s 25 Arms Act P. S.Nihal Singh Wala, regarding which intimation was given to the previous SHO Insp Kulwinder Singh to immediate action against him. Due to negligence of the then SHO Baghapurana , he has been suspended and a regular D.E. has been initiated against him. He also mentioned that during investigation of the present case ,Moga police preempted other crimes as well. Three persons namely Rohit r/o Baghapurana ,Buta r/o Jaimalwala and Dharampreet r/o Chandnawan were arrested with one .30 pistol and 5 live cartridges and a separate FIR no. 55/22 u/s 25 Arms Act P.S. Baghapurana was registered against them . One more FIR no.27/22 u/s 25 Arms Act P.S.Mehna was registered against one Baltej Singh r/o Cheeda and Mankaran Singh r/o Dhurkot and one 30 bore pistol and 5 live cartridges were werovered from them. IG Sh Yadav also said that Moga police has been directed to arrest the accused and conclude the investigation soon.He said strict action against the anti social elements shall be the main priority of the district police.He also appealed the general public to give information about these anti social elements and the identity of the informer shall be kept secret.