the shooting was meant to act as a warning.
Punjabi gangster Jaggu B has been arrested for shooting at a kabaddi promoter.
The attack took place several months before his eventual arrest in February 2020.
The shooting came after two other kabaddi promoters got into a dispute with the victim. The incident happened in the city of Hoshiarpur, Punjab.
According to police, the sport of kabaddi has been overshadowed by gangsters and this is just one case.
It was reported that New Zealand-based promoter Gurvinder Singh Bains got into an argument with Gurdaspur residents Manjot and Harkamaljot sometime in 2019.
This prompted the two local kabaddi promoters to approach gangster Jaggu Bhagwanpuria, commonly known as Jaggu B.
They told him that Gurvinder had been convincing players to play in his tournaments by paying them more money. In the past, Manjot and Harkamaljot were the only ones promoting kabaddi in the area.
They told the gangster to carry out an attack on Gurvinder the next time he visited India.
Jaggu enlisted the help of two accomplices and subsequently fired several shots at Sahib Singh’s house. Sahib was Gurvinder’s father and the target had been staying at the house.
No one was injured in the attack as the shooting was meant to act as a warning.
Gurvinder sent an email to the police which explained the incident. A police case was subsequently registered.
Investigating officer Tarsem Singh explained that Sahib and Gurvinder ran and promoted kabaddi events in New Zealand.
During the investigation, police arrested a man named Ghori in January 2020. He was one of the accomplices.
When questioned, he explained that he and Binny Gujjar were recruited by Jaggu B to help carry out the attack. Ghori went on to say that they were hired by two kabaddi promoters.
Police continued with their investigation and eventually managed to arrest Jaggu.
He was taken to Patiala Jail where he told officers what had happened. Jaggu was presented before the court where he stated the events leading up to the attack.
Following his court appearance, Jaggu was sent back to Patiala Jail where he currently remains in custody.
It was revealed that Jaggu was linked to a kabaddi event in November 2019 when Surjan Singh, a member of the North India Circle Kabaddi Federation made a police complaint.
He alleged that Jaggu had been in Punjab intimidating kabaddi officials for money.
In relation to this case, police came across Harkamaljot’s name.
Former minister Bikram Singh Majithia claimed that he would be able to get Jaggu released early due to his close ties with Punjab Jail Minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa. However, the minister denied any association between him and Harkamaljot.