An officer of the special task force team that raided the flat in New Town, built around Bengal’s tech hub, was injured in the gunfight with Jaipal, 39, and his accomplice Jaspreet Singh, alias Jassi, 34, before both fell to a hail of police bullets.
Crime never Pays & the long arm of the Law catches, sooner than later!Most Wanted drug smuggler of Punjab, Jaipal… https://t.co/gwp0ZJSmoL
— DGP Punjab Police (@DGPPunjabPolice) 1623256833000
Bengal police released a photo showing the bodies of the duo, wearing boxer shorts, lying on the floor of the second-floor flat.
Jaipal , who is from Ferozepur, had a bounty of ₹10 lakh on his head while Jassi’s was Rs 5 lakh. On the run since 2014, Jaipal was wanted in 25 cases, including drugs smuggling in collaboration with criminals in Pakistan.
The police found five 9mm pistols, 89 rounds of ammunition and Rs 7 lakh in cash inside the flat. Jaipal had snatched a 9mm pistol from ASI Sukhdev Singh of Punjab police at a post on GT Road near Doraha on May 10.