Punjab Police bust Pro-Khalistan terror module; two arrested

Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, September 15

Punjab Police on Tuesday busted a pro-Khalistan terrorist module, with the arrest of two individuals allegedly working in connivance with 5 criminals, together with a KZF operative presently languishing in Amritsar jail.

“The Pakistan-backed module was busted on the basis of inputs about the nefarious designs of certain pro-Khalistan elements trying to disturb peace and harmony in the state by launching terror attacks,” stated DGP Dinkar Gupta.

Gupta stated following the inputs, the Punjab Police had launched a drive to make sure thorough frisking and checking of all these coming into the state from varied components of the nation, resulting in the arrest of Harjeet Singh and Shamsher Singh, each residents of village Mianpur, District Tarn Taran.

Six subtle weapons (one 9mm pistol, 4 .32 calibre pistols and one .32 revolver), eight stay rounds of ammunition, a number of cellphones and an web dongle had been seized from the duo, who had been nabbed on the examine put up close to Hotel Jashan on Rajpura-Sirhind highway by a police get together comprising ASI Gurdarshan Singh, Head Constable Jora Singh and Punjab Home Guard Pritpal Singh.

A case FIR no. 116 dated 15.09.2020 underneath sections 212, 216, 120 B IPC, 25/ 54/ 59 Arms Act, 1959 r/w sections 13, 16, 18, 20 of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Act, 2019 has been registered at PS Sadar

During preliminary investigation, police stated the accused revealed that they acquired four weapons from Burhanpur, Madhya Pradesh, and a pair of had been acquired from Safidon, Dist Jind, Haryana, in response to the DGP. Gupta disclosed that the duo can also be needed in an try to homicide and Arms Act case registered in Police Station Sarai Amanat Khan, District Tarn Taran.

Initial investigations have additional revealed that the 2 males had been “planning a major terror attack in Punjab in connivance with five criminals”, particularly Shubhdeep Singh @ Shubh r/o Cheecha, district Amritsar, now lodged in Amritsar Jail; Amritpal Singh Baath r/o Mianpur, District Tarn Taran, needed in as many as 12 completely different instances of homicide, try to homicide, Arms Act in Tarn Taran and Amritsar Rural districts; Randeep Singh @ Romi r/o Chheharta, Amritsar, needed in drug instances in Amritsar, together with Goldy and Ashu, each from District Karnal, Haryana.

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