As per intelligence sources, Rinda was admitted to a hospital in Lahore on Monday due to his kidney ailment. Rinda, who had the backing of Pakistan ISI, was allegedly involved in terror cases and targeted killings in Punjab. He had allegedly been sending sophisticated weapons, drugs, tiffin bombs and funds from across the border to inter-state gangs operational in Punjab. Police claim that he used to recruit unemployed and gullible youth, mainly from Punjab and Haryana, to unleash terror and target killings on Indian soil.
Rinda had also joined hands with terror organisation Babbar Khalsa International (BKI). Rinda, who was earlier active in Punjab, Chandigarh, Maharashtra and Haryana, is a history-sheeter and wanted by police in at least 24 heinous crimes, including murder, contract killing, robbery, extortion.
Starting from Tarn Taran district in Punjab, Rinda had shifted to Chandigarh before entering the world of crime. It was on Rinda’s directions on the night of November 7, 2021, gangsters had hurled a hand grenade at the CIA office in Nawanshahr with the intention to kill cops. But, police officials had escaped unhurt. on November 11, 2016, Rinda along with his accomplices had shot dead a rival gangster, Vivek Sharma, in Ropar. On April 10, 2018, Rinda and his accomplices had allegedly killed Satnam Singh, sarpanch of Khurd village in Hoshiarpur district, outside a gurdwara in Sector 38 West, Chandigarh.
Rinda had been colluding with henchman Lakhbir Singh Landa, a Canada-based gangster, to unleash terror in Punjab. Arrested dreaded gangster Lawrence Bishnoi, who is in police custody, is also linked to Rinda.