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Jodhpur: Harendra Jat – main accused in Vasudev Israni murder case – arrested

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February 1, 2018, 12:56 pm

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Lawrence Bishnoi and Harendra Jat who have been involved in several cases of extortion attempts in Jodhpur recently.

Jaipur: Notorious criminal Harendra Jat who is a main accused in Vasudev Israni murder case  has been arrested by Jodhpur police. Harendra was allegedly involved in spreading terror in Jodhpur area and carried out as many as six firing incidents since March 4.

This incident sent shock waves across the state as the entire market of Jodhpur was closed. The gangster though continued his activities as was constantly threatening people over the phone.

Police received information about his whereabouts on Tuesday night and sent teams led by two SHOs to Ahmedabad. The teams started their operation on Wednesday morning and by evening achieved the desired results. They were able to catch hold of Harendra Jat and Anmol who is the brother of Punjab’s infamous gangster Lawrence Vishnoi. Police commissioner Ashok Rathod held a press conference and announced these arrests.

Rathod stated that Jat had fired bullets on the showroom of Vasudeva on June 19 just to scare him and not kill him.

After this, he called up the businessman twice threatening to kill him if he did not pay protection money, however, Vasudev refused to oblige. The gangster then teamed up with some local youths, took the support of Lawrence’s ace shooter named Kali Rajput and Bhimsagar resident Bhomaram Bishnoi, and killed Vasudev on September 17. For the past 30 days, the police were searching areas of Punjab and Haryana to get information about these three men.

Joint police operations were being carried out with Punjab Police, however, no breakthrough was achieved and the three men were still out of reach.

All changed on Tuesday night after information was received about the exact location of Jat.  Teams under Uday Mandir SHO Madan Beniwal, Shastrinagar SHO Amit Sihag, SI Somaran and Dinesh Lakhawat were sent at night, in which cyber experts Jamshed Khan, Manoj Kumar, Laxman and constable Kamlesh and Hanuman Beniwal were also involved. They successfully arrested Jat and Anmol within twelve hours.

First published: October 20, 2017