Punjab’s historical past of crime is replete with many tales of sheer misfortune as for need of energy and greed promising youth within the area of sports activities however legal minds took to crime. If Olympian Sushil Kumar’s story resonates right here, gangster drug lord Jaipal Bhullar killed yesterday in an encounter in Kolkata is one more living proof. All of them left the purest of human pursuits, sports activities, to feed their greed into the world of crime. Whereas some reside to inform the story not many may save their lives getting snuffed for his or her deeds. Some could get utilized by politicians whereas different harbour ambition to develop into one however many flip to crime as a result of ego clashes and gang wars as they get celebrated for his or her acts of violence seen as bravery
Belonging to Shera Khuban gang, Jaipal Bhullar, belonged to Ferozepur, and was a nationwide degree hammer thrower. He had joined Pace Fund Academy in 2003, a government-run coaching centre in Ludhiana. However in 2004 he kidnapped seven-year son of a cinema corridor proprietor and his sports activities profession was doomed.
Jaipal Bhullar’s mentor was Gurshahid Singh, alias Shera Khuban, additionally a hammer thrower was killed in a police encounter in 2012. That they had met throughout a sports activities match in Ferozepur.
Tirath Dhilwan, who now runs the Shera Khuban gang, was a identified Kabaddi participant. Near Vicky Gounder and Prema Lahoria, he was arrested from Khanna in 2016. He was concerned in killing of Sukha Kahlwan and gangster turned politician Jaswinder Singh Rocky.
Vicky Gounder is one other such identify. Harjinder Singh, alias Vicky Gounder, was a state-level discus thrower on the 2004 inter-school video games. Hailing from Sarawan Bodla village in Muktsar, Gounder additionally obtained admitted within the prestigious Authorities Arts and Sports activities Faculty, Jalandhar. Wished in 15 circumstances of homicide, kidnapping, theft, Gounder was additionally the mastermind of Nabha Jailbreak in 2016, by which he helped two militants and 4 gangsters flee. He was killed in police encounter on 26 January, 2018.
Gounder’s shut aide faculty mate Prema Lahoria was additionally a 110-metre hurdles athlete who turned gangster and each have been killed by police in encounter. Prema was earlier a part of Sukha Kahlwan gang earlier than switching sides to hitch Gounder. Prema’s household had moved from Lahore after Partition and thus obtained the surname. In Could 2012 a deadly blow was inflicted on Lahoriya’s buddy Prine by his personal childhood buddy, faculty mate and neighbour Daljit Bhana, after which he grew to become a gangster. Prema was key in 2016 Nabha jail break by which Gounder and others had fled. Gounder and Prema had joined Shera Khuban gang to kill Sukha Kahlwan to avenge their buddy’s loss of life.
Sukha Kahlwan one other dreaded identify on the earth of crime was additionally at Sports activities Faculty Jalandhar however not in any sports activities stream and a up to date of Vicky Gounder. However all modified when Kahlwan killed Gounder’s shut aide a small time legal Navpreet Singh Beautiful Baba in 2010. Prema and Gounder got here collectively to avenge this killing and killed gangster Sukha Kahlwan close to Phagwara in 2015.
Lakha Sidhana, needed within the Purple Fort violence and energetic within the ongoing farmers’ protests is gangster turned politician Lakha Sidhana, one other aspirant to hitch energetic politics. He was a identified Kabaddi participant studied at Tapsvi Pooran Das Malwa Faculty, Punjabi College, Bathinda.
One other identify within the checklist of sportpersons taking up to crime is gangster Sampat Nehra. Nehra was a former decathlon athlete. He needed to kill actor Salman Khan and had additionally gone to Mumbai to recce the actor’s actions earlier than his arrest from Hyderabad in 2018. He’s son of ASI in Chandigarh police and needed in lots of circumstances of homicide, extortion, carjacking and theft. His gang chief Lawrence Bishnoi presently lodged in Bharatpur jail in Rajasthan had threatened to kill Salman Khan in 2018.