The searches were taken out to arrest suspects who are allegedly linked with terror gangs who were involved in the killing of Sidhu Moose Wala.
It is learnt that search operations in Punjab were going on at at least 25 locations.
Delhi Police this month invoked stringent anti-terror law — Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) — against several gangsters, including those allegedly involved in the killing of Moosewala.
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They included jailed gangster Lawrence Bishnoi, Canada-based fugitive Goldy Brar and Vikram Brar, and also members of their rival gangs — Davinder Bambiha, Kaushal Chaudhary, Neeraj Bawana, Sunil, alias Tillu Tajpuriya, Dilpreet and Sukhpreet, alias Budha.
Earlier, with the arrest of the last accused shooter Deepak Mundi along with his two aides from the Indo-Nepal Border in West Bengal on Sunday, the Punjab police arrested the 23rd accused in the Sidhu Moosewala murder case.
The police said that the accused were arrested when they were attempting to escape to Nepal. The other two arrested persons have been identified as Kapil Pandit and Rajinder alias Joker.
The operation was carried out jointly by the Punjab Police’s Anti-Gangster Task Force (AGTF) along with Delhi Police and Central agencies.
Meanwhile, a total of 35 people are accused in the Moosewala murder case out of which 23 have been arrested and two have been neutralized. The other four are out of the country and six are still absconding.
(With inputs from agencies)