Close aide of gangster-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari held: Punjab Police chief

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Chandigarh: A close aide of gangster-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari was arrested by Punjab Police, state’s top cop Gaurav Yadav said on Saturday.

Harwinder Singh alias Jugnu Wala was a wanted criminal and the Uttar Pradesh police had announced a reward of Rs one lakh on his arrest.

He was apprehended by a team of the anti-gangster task force (AGTF) of the Punjab Police. A pistol and six cartridges were seized from him, police said.

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“In a major breakthrough, AGTF arrested Harwinder S@ Jugnu Walia, a close aide of Mukhtar Ansari. He was linked in a number of criminal cases including murder, attempt to murder, extortion, etc.” Yadav, the Punjab Director General of Police, said in a tweet.

“He is a wanted criminal & UP Police had kept a reward of Rs. 1 lakh on his arrest. Recovered: 1 Pistol with 6 live cartridges, Foreign currency, and a car from his possession, FIR is registered and further Investigation is ongoing,” he said.

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