The Special Task Force (STF) of the West Bengal Police has launched a search operation for the one who took a flat on hire in Kolkata’s New Town space and allowed two gangsters from Punjab – who have been killed in an encounter Wednesday – to remain there.
It has been discovered that the 2 males, who have been carrying bounties on their heads, got here to Kolkata final month from Madhya Pradesh’s Gwalior in a high-end SUV with Bengal a registration quantity, an officer of the state STF mentioned Thursday.
The police have recognized the proprietor of the flat, the place the 2 males have been shot lifeless by the STF. He is a resident of central Kolkata’s Entally space, the officer mentioned.
Preliminary investigations revealed that the individual obtained the telephone variety of the flat proprietor from a web site, used “fake documents” to get it on hire and allowed Jaipal Singh Bhullar and Jaspreet Singh to remain there, he mentioned.
Bhullar and Singh, who have been wished in a variety of homicide and theft circumstances in Punjab, have been staying within the flat inside a big housing complicated since May 22.
When the police reached the deal with given within the rental paperwork utilized by the individual to get the flat, they discovered that it’s a dilapidated store in Kolkata which has been shut for a very long time.
“Efforts are on to find that missing link between the flat owner and the two gangsters,” the officer mentioned.
The STF has additionally discovered that the SUV utilized by the 2 to return to Kolkata from Gwalior was primarily registered within the identify of a resident of town, who had offered it to somebody years in the past.
Of the weapons recovered from the flat by the police after the encounter, some have been made in Pakistan. The two have been additionally allegedly concerned in an inter-state arms racket.
The STF officers are inspecting the six cellphones seized from the flat, the officer acknowledged.
Investigators additionally spoke to the native folks, residents of the housing complicated, and supply boys who had delivered meals to them.
Post-mortem examination of the our bodies of Bhullar and Sing was finished on Thursday, he added.
Meanwhile, the well being situation of the policeman who was injured in Wednesday’s shootout is secure, police sources mentioned.