Samba, May 11: In order to curb the activities of criminal gangs in the district Samba, Police has detained and lodged in jail two notorious criminals of Gataru gang including head of the gang Sumit Jandyal @ Gataru under the Jammu & Kashmir Public Safety Act (PSA).

The gangster Sumit Jandyal @ Gataru and member of Gataru gang Sourav Gupta both sons of Om Parkash R/o Vijaypur district Samba have been booked under the PSA for their alleged involvement in criminal activities in an organised manner, thus posing a serious threat to public peace and order.

The gangster Gataru is operating Gataru gang along with his brother Sourav and other members in the district. The said gang is involved in various criminal activities and gang wars involving attempt to murder, robbery, breach of peace, extortion, cheating and land grabbing.

Both have been involved in multiple criminal cases registered in the Police Stations of district Samba and Jammu.

Following their repeated engagement in criminal activities, detention orders were issued by the District Magistrate Samba based on detailed dossiers prepared by SSP Samba. SHO PS Vijaypur executed these warrants, leading to the incarceration of the accused in District Jail Kathua.