Deepak Mundi, a member of the Lawrence Bishnoi gang, who has been accused of murdering famous Punjabi singer Sidhu Moose Wala, has been arrested by the Punjab police in Mohali in a joint operation with the Delhi police.
Two of Mundi's associates have also been arrested. The police have recovered 11 pistols from Mundi.
In a tweet, Gaurav Yadav, the Punjab Police DGP has said:
"Deepak, Kapil Pandit & Rajinder have been arrested today by AGTF team at WestBengal - Nepal border in the culmination of intelligence-based operation. Deepak was the shooter in Bolero module, Kapil Pandit & Rajinder provided logistical support including weapons & hideouts."
Police had identified six shooters who were involved in the murder of Sidhu Moose Wala. Mundi was the sixth shooter who was absconding so far.
Manpreet Singh and Jagrup Singh Roopa were killed by the Punjab Police in an encounter. Ankit Sersa, Priyavrat Fauji, and Kashish were arrested by Delhi Police special cell.
Three months ago, Bishnoi had admitted that he was the "mastermind" in Punjabi singer Sidhu Moose Wala's killing on 29 May and was planning it since August last year.
Bishnoi's gang member Manpreet Singh, a resident of Ludhiana, was nabbed in Kharar here, Mohali Senior Superintendent of Police Vivek Sheel Soni said.
Manpreet, 25, is facing two criminal cases, one each in Ludhiana and Kharar, the SSP said. A 9mm Glock pistol, ten 0.32 pistols, three cartridges and a luxury car were recovered from him, police said.
The weapons were supplied to him by one Ashwani Kumar, resident of Pehowa in Haryana. Kumar has already been arrested.