Shri Aprit Shukla IPS, IGP/Jalandhar Zone, Jalandhar has apprised that as per the directions of Punjab Government, the Punjab Police has launched a special operation against infamous and notorious gangsters and Shri Gursharan Singh Sandhu IPS, DIG/Ludhiana Range and Shri Navjot Singh Mahal PPS, SSP/Khanna were appointed as supervisory officers of campaign. On the intervening night of 2/3/ March/2018, the Khanna Police has accomplished a huge task. Shri Ranjit Singh PPS, DSP/Investigation, Khanna, Inspector Baljinder Singh Incharge CIA Staff with force were present on Naka T Point Bodli, Chandigarh-Ludhiana Highway and conducting vehicle checking. At about 01.00 A.M., one car make Indica registration No. PB-10-F-3811 Colour White was noticed coming from Chandigarh side and was signaled to stop. The driver of car at first instance applied brakes haphazardly and then tried to flee. But the police party sensing the motive of driver swung into action and driver was overpowered and was taken into custody. He was instructed to introduce himself and he revealed his name as Tirath Singh son of Luxman Singh r/o Dhilwan, PS. Bazakhana. This person is a A-Category hardcore gangster who is a proclaimed offender since last six years and is on run and police had been searching him desperately. This Tirath Singh had close relation with gangsters Vicky Gonder, Prema Loharia, Jaipal etc. Tirath Singh was the third dreaded gangster in hierarchy after Vicky Gonder and Prema Loharia carrying a reward of Rs.2 Lacs. On frisking, a .30 Bore Revolver with 6 unused cartridges were recovered from him. Therefore, a case FIR No. 54 dated 03.03.2018 u/s 25 Arms Act was registered against him in Police Station Samrala.