Dent Anglin is kicking ass and taking names over at his gas station on Adkins Boulevard. A Hinds County Constable showed up at the gas station this morning and evicted tenant Chirag Kharbanda and his crew from the premises. The gas station was in the news recently when WLBT reported local controversy specialist Desmond Brown was operating at the gas station. Several Jackson citizens picketed the gas station.
Mr. Kharbanda operated a gas station on Northside Drive that was declared to be a public nuisance earlier this year. A police officer was shot a few months ago. There were several arrests in 2014 and 2015 for drugs, stolen merchandise, and stolen firearms. Desmond Brown repeatedly told the media he was the owner but later admitted he had no ownership in the store. Mr. Brown and his friends attempted to move to a location on Capital Street but were unable to open the new business.
Kingfish note: The picture that emerges from talking to various law enforcement sources and property owners is a member of the Kharbanda klan will sign a lease. Then at some point Desmond shows up and the fun starts. Brown's name is not on any paperwork so everyone starts pointing at each other. The landlord was snookered, the tenants deny any responsibility, and Desmond draws more attention. Thanks goes to Mr. Anglin for taking action against these guys.
A Hinds County grand jury refused to indict Mr. Kharbanda last year. JJ reported:
One particular case was that of Chirag Kharbanda (Not to be pronounced Kowabunga), the owner of the Jubilee gas station at 905 Northside Drive in Jackson. He was charged with:
*possession of a stolen firearm
*2 counts of possession of stolen goods
*possession of a stolen gun
JJ obtained a copy of the police file through a public records request and posted it below. The burglary unit of JPD executed a search warrant on January 16, 2014. The police found a stolent handgun, stolen laptop computer, and a stolen flat screen tv. The police charged Mr. Kharbanda with the charges mentioned above. The raid was heavily reported in the media:
However, that was not Mr. Karbandah's last arrest. The JPD executed another search warrant on January 29 after the city discovered that Mr. Kharbanda was operating the business without a license. The police officer noticed the "handle of a handgun" in plain view near the cash register. The report states that he asked Mr. Kharbanda "if he knew anything about the gun. Chirag Kharbanda informed Detective Harvey and Detective M. Martin that someone broke into this location about a week ago and left his gun inside the store and he decided to keep it for protection. "
The police ran the serial number and determined the handgun was stolen in Canton. The police arrested Mr. Kharbanda. He informed JPD he was sick after he arrived at the holding facility. He was moved to UMC. The grand jury declined to indict Mr. Kharbanda.
Should the grand jury have indicted Chirag Kharbanda? If not, who is responsible for the "no bill"? Here are the files. We report, you decide.