Mohali RPG blast: Canada-based gangster Lakhbir Landa faces 20 instances : The Tribune India


Tribune Information Service

PK Jaiswar

Amritsar, Might 13

Infamous gangster Lakhbir Singh Landa, the important thing conspirator of the Might 9 RPG blast on the state intelligence workplace in Mohali, is presently going through round 20 legal instances, together with these of homicide, tried homicide and underneath the NDPS Act.

Police had sought crimson nook discover

  • Lakhbir Singh Landa of Harike in Tarn Taran fled to Canada in 2017 regardless of going through homicide, tried homicide and NDPS instances
  • After his identify figured in homicide of two Akali employees in Patti final yr, the police wrote to Centre for a crimson nook round
  • He had hyperlinks with worldwide drug cartel busted by the Canadian police final yr.

Regardless of this, he managed to flee to the overseas shores in 2017, elevating a query mark on the efficacy of intelligence businesses. He was reportedly sponsored by his sister residing in Canada. Initially hailing from the Harike space in Tarn Taran district, his identify had additionally figured as a key conspirator within the killing of two Akali employees in Patti final yr.

Quickly after the incident, the Tarn Taran police had written to the Centre for issuing a crimson nook round in opposition to him and for extradition. Along with his identify repeatedly cropping up in extortion rackets, the police had urged the Centre to hurry up the method. It had additionally written to the CBI for taking on the matter with Interpol.

In line with police sources, Landa had allegedly developed hyperlinks with the worldwide drug cartel busted by the Canadian police throughout the yearlong operation in April final yr. Of the 30 individuals arrested, most had been of Punjab origin. Lots of them belonged to the Makhu space of Ferozepur. In his social media submit in October final yr, Landa had threatened cops in opposition to ‘harassing’ his relations or kinfolk.

He was allegedly working an extortion racket from overseas shores. This got here to gentle when the Amritsar rural police, in a joint operation with Organised Crime Management Unit, arrested his confederate gangster Daya Singh, alias Preet Sekhon, in July 2021. He had instructed the police that he had extorted cash from over 20 individuals at Landa’s behest.

Nevertheless, in a majority of instances, the victims didn’t lodge a grievance over security causes. The Tarn Taran police had registered a number of instances of extortion in opposition to him.


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