Video call

Canada-based gangster’s assistant makes a video call from jail, booked

Police booked Canada-based mobster aide Sukha Duneke, who is housed at Faridkot Modern Jail, under the Prisons Act after his video of a video call from prison premises became viral on social media. The sub-suit had even uploaded the video to his social media status.

The accused was identified as Karan Sharma from Balbir Basti in the town of Faridkot. In the video, the defendant can be seen talking to someone on a video call from his barracks and he was also seen showing him around.

Last month, district police arrested three band members Davinder Bambiha and Sukha Duneke, including Karan, along with six guns. Police had claimed he was threatening extortion in the Jaitu and Kotkapura area under the leadership of gangster Sukha Duneke, who is based in Canada and involved in major crimes such as murders, kidnappings, extortion and hijackings drive in the Malwa region.

Despite last month’s special district police operation led by senior officials at Faridkot prison, where around 3,000 inmates are being held, the recovery of mobile phones continues unabated. Six phones were recovered during the special raid, but cell phones are still being recovered inside the prison premises.

A prison official said after the video went viral, the inmate’s barracks were raided and a mobile phone was recovered in his possession. “A complaint has been filed with local police and the investigation is still ongoing to find out when this video was taken,” an official added.

Deputy Inspector Sandeep Singh said: “Based on the viral video, we have registered a case against an inmate. Karan Sharma was arrested by the CIA team in an arms law case and he was imprisoned in Faridkot prison under judicial custody. We have initiated the process to bring him under production warrant for questioning to find out how he smuggled a cell phone into the prison premises,” he said.

Recently, a Patiala police investigation revealed that four gangsters housed in Faridkot and Nabha prisons were dealing in “illegal arms”. Investigation suggests that these gangsters took orders while sitting inside the prisons and ensured the supply and supply of weapons to those outside.


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    Parteek Singh Mahal is a multimedia correspondent based in Faridkot, Punjab. It covers medical education, politics and policing of Punjab.
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