Ferozepur Police IGP Umranangal busted arms racket in Punjab. The story line is that he has unearthed a racket of illegal arms and arrested several accused in this case. As many as 53 illegal weapons, 16 fake arms licenses and other documents were seized by Ferozepur police.
Kamal Kant and Amardeep a.k.a.Monu from Bagpat, Uttar Pradesh,Om Prakash Kapoor from Panipat, Haryana, and Dinesh Palta (typist at district courts) and Sant Ram from Ferozepur, and Om Prakash from Haryana.
The Punjab police managed to seize 17 rifles of .315 bore, 12 guns of .12 bore, 1 rifle of .30 bore, 6 pistols of .32 bore, and 2 revolvers of .22 bore.Besides, 4 magazines and 287 cartridges were also recovered from the apprehended accused.
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- 1 Illegal Weapons Seized During IG Umranangal’s Raid
Illegal Weapons Seized During IG Umranangal’s Raid
The documents recovered by IG Paramraj Singh Umranangal’s team from the accused comprise of 13 blank copies of arms licences, 16 fake arms licences, fake authority letters, no objection forms, 17 fake stamps of district magistrates of different states including – Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, and Uttar Pradesh. A huge amount of Rs. 60,000 was charged by both Sant Ram and Paltato provide fake arms licence.
The police of Guru Har Sahai registered a forgery case under IPC Sections 465, 468, and 471 and Sections 25, 54, and 59 under Arms Act. A case has been registered against the owner of the Bhajan Gun House, Guru Har Sahai (Harbhajan Lal), Manager of Bhajan Gun House (Arwinder Singh), Owner of Kotkapura Gun House (Gurbachan Singh), and Owner of Fauji Gun House, Abohar (Varinder Singh).
All the accused were arrested based on alleged sale and purchase of illegal weapons. The police also managed to seize 4 magazines, 20 cartridges of .315 bore, and 250 cartridges of .32 bore. These arrests were made on the basis of an ongoing investigation into March case.
IPS Umranangal Arrested Arms Supplier With Heavy Cartridges & Guns
As per Inspector General of Punjab Police Paramraj Singh Umranangal Bathinda Zone, Harbhajan Lal (Father) and Kapil Dev (Son) used to smuggle weapons including pistols and revolvers in three leading states including – Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, and Haryana.
Their accomplice, Kamal Kant is also arrested for the possession of a 350-D weapon which was manufactured in one of the factories of Uttar Pradesh.
Kamal Kant paid Rs. 20,000 for each weapon (D-weapons)to purchase and further provided the same to Kapil for Rs. 40,000. Subsequently, Kamal used to sell each arm to licence holders for Rs. 1 Lakh through fabricated bills. Kamal Kant was provided cartridges by Kapil Dev.
Punjab IG Paramraj Singh Umranangal added that Kapil Dev used to make forged licences for arms and further provide it to various people including criminals in Meerut, Bagpat (Uttar Pradesh), Delhi, Ghaziabad and Haryana.
Inspector General of Police Paramraj Singh added that erring arms dealers conceded of supplying fake licences to leading businessmen and also to the politicians like – KP Malik (President of Municipal Corporation, Badot) and. Rajeev Kumar (Chairman of BadotJat College).
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More Arrested in Connection With Fake Arms Licence Racket
Amar Singh Chahal (DIG Ferozepur Range), said that Sant Ram and Palta used to assist Amardeep in making licenses for illegal arms and also in purchasing rifles and other arms using these fabricated licences.
According to Hardial Singh Mann (SSP Ferozepur), Amardeep confessed that he gave the rifles along with cartridges to Pramod (From Gagnoli). Pramod is also an accused in murder and various other cases.
He is also a proclaimed offender and had a reward of Rs. 1 Lakh on him. Not only Pramod, but the gun owners were also in contact with other arms dealers in various other states. A team was made under the guidance of Hardial Singh to nab other illegitimate arm dealers in Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana.
Earlier in 2001, illegal arms racket was busted in Ferozepur in which around 15,000 arms licences were found to be fake.
IG Umranangal Case – Mafia Uses Politics to Control the Law Enforcement
In this case, the role of mafia and political leaders cannot be denied. Even they used their positions and status to intimidate Punjab IGP Umranangal, but he stayed true to his duty and did what is right.
It is the good deeds of IPS Umranangal which made the authorities against him, and they left no stone unturned to conspire against him.
Efforts were being made to associate IPS P.S.Umranangal with the firing cases that took place in Behbal Kalan and Kotkapura. He was falsely framed in behbal kalan firing case & kotkapura incident, for which he was arrested.
While he was in jail, Akali leaders paid multiple visits to him, but their visit is questionable as there is no record of their arrival in the jail records. Perhaps, during their visits, IGP Paramraj Singh Umranangal was threatened and pressurized to accept the wrongdoing, but he stood his ground as he has not done anything wrong.
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Truth Prevail in Punjab IG Paramraj Singh Umranangal Case
Even the investigation was handed over to SIT, but that also failed to prove the involvement of IG and proving him guilty. Even CM of Punjab also rejected the SIT report as it lacked factual details.
The politicians and all the influential dignitaries, involved in the case, are trying their best to save themselves. To prove themselves innocent, they are trying to frame false charges on the IG.
When PS Umranangal was asked about his views on this whole scenario, he said that he respects the Indian Judiciary system and he will abide by their decision.
So, it all makes sense. DSP Paramraj Singh Umranangal has become a prey to the false propaganda, and he is paying the price of being honest and true to his duty. Finally IG paramraj singh umranangal gets bail in Kotkapura Case. The honorable court directed Punjab Police to give him seven days advance notice, if in case he’s required to be arrested in another case.