Shortly after Rocky was shot dead in Parwanoo, the Facebook profiles of his rival gangsters were abuzz with updates, some even posting pictures of his body and the blood-stained vehicle. These gangsters are currently lodged in jails across Punjab, where cellphones are not allowed.
Just four hours after the attack, Vicky Gounder, lodged in Nabha High Security jail, updated his status. The post mentioned that Rocky was killed to avenge Shera Khubban’s death. Khubban was a noted gangster who was gunned down by Punjab Police around four years ago.
Also, the Facebook profiles of gangsters Ranjodh Singh Jodhan, Deep Sandhu, Gurpreet Sekhon and Harshit Jindal, all of whom are presently lodged in Nabha and Patiala jails, welcomed Rocky’s murder.
Bathinda SSP Swapan Sharma said investigations by Punjab Police indicated that a Ferozepur-based gang led by gangster Jaipal could be behind Rocky’s murder.
“Jaipal is wanted in a number of cases. He has been absconding for a few years now. We suspect that his gang is behind the murder. It is battle of supremacy. We will finish all such gangs,” Sharma told The Sunday Express. “The gangs in Punjab are area-specific and they always try to outdo each other to establish their supremacy,” he said.
Incidentally, Gounder’s Facebook post also targeted SSP Sharma, calling him Rocky’s friend. “Bathinda SSP Swapan Sharma CIA Bathinda ch mnu kehnda c mitti vich let par main Rocky de yaar Swapan Sharma nu keha c k mein dsu jdo Rocky nu mitti ch lataya…. Aah Hunda asli latena—- SSP Swapan Sharma. (Bathinda SSP Swapan Sharma was asking me to lay in mud in the CIA branch, but I told Rocky’s friend Swapan Sharma that I will tell when I will lay Rocky in mud. This is the real laying – SSP Swapan Sharma).”
SSP Sharma said, “We will question Gounder on the Facebook post.”