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Punjab police bust ISI-backed terror module; 2 operatives held

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CHANDIGARH: Punjab Police on Friday claimed to have busted an ISI-backed terror module collectively dealt with by Canada-based gangster Lakhbir Singh alias Landa and Pakistan-based gangster Harvinder Singh Rinda with the arrest of two of its operatives.

Lakhbir Singh is taken into account to be a detailed aide of Harvinder Singh, who had joined palms with Babbar Khalsa International (BKI), and the duo has shut ties with the ISI, a Punjab police assertion stated right here.

Lakhbir Singh had performed a key function in conspiring the rocket-propelled grenade (RPG) assault at Punjab Police Intelligence Headquarters in Mohali in May and in addition planted an IED underneath the automotive of Sub Inspector Dilbag Singh in Amritsar.

The arrested operatives have been recognized as Baljit Singh Malhi (25) of Jogewal village and Gurbaksh Singh alias Gora Sandhu of Buh Gujran village in Ferozepur.

Punjab Director General of Police Gaurav Yadav stated in an operation led by Additional Inspector General (counter-intelligence), Jalandhar, Navjot Singh Mahal, police groups arrested the duo and seized one AK-56 assault rifle together with two magazines, 90 cartridges and two bullet shells from a location pinpointed by Gurbaksh Singh at his village.

Yadav stated preliminary investigations revealed that Malhi was in contact with Italy-based Harpreet Singh alias Happy Sanghera, and on latter’s instructions, Baljit Singh had picked a consignment of weapons from Makhu-Lohian highway in Sudan village in July 2022.

Later, they hid the consignment in fields owned by Gurbaksh Singh after conducting take a look at fires, he added.

The DGP stated it has additionally been ascertained that Baljit Singh was in direct contact with dreaded gangsters, together with Canada-based Lakhbir Landa and Arsh Dalla.

Further investigations are on and extra recoveries of weapons are anticipated quickly, he added.

Yadav stated the battle in opposition to gangsters waged by Punjab Police on instructions of Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann will proceed until Punjab emerges as a gangster-free state.

Meanwhile, an FIR has been registered underneath the provisions of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act and the Arms Act on the State Special Operation Cell at Amritsar.

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Police on Friday claimed to have busted an ISI-backed terror module collectively dealt with by Canada-based gangster Lakhbir Singh alias Landa and Pakistan-based gangster Harvinder Singh Rinda with the arrest of two of its operatives.

Lakhbir Singh is taken into account to be a detailed aide of Harvinder Singh, who had joined palms with Babbar Khalsa International (BKI), and the duo has shut ties with the ISI, a Punjab police assertion stated right here.

Lakhbir Singh had performed a key function in conspiring the rocket-propelled grenade (RPG) assault at Punjab Police Intelligence Headquarters in Mohali in May and in addition planted an IED underneath the automotive of Sub Inspector Dilbag Singh in Amritsar.

The arrested operatives have been recognized as Baljit Singh Malhi (25) of Jogewal village and Gurbaksh Singh alias Gora Sandhu of Buh Gujran village in Ferozepur.

Punjab Director General of Police Gaurav Yadav stated in an operation led by Additional Inspector General (counter-intelligence), Jalandhar, Navjot Singh Mahal, police groups arrested the duo and seized one AK-56 assault rifle together with two magazines, 90 cartridges and two bullet shells from a location pinpointed by Gurbaksh Singh at his village.

Yadav stated preliminary investigations revealed that Malhi was in contact with Italy-based Harpreet Singh alias Happy Sanghera, and on latter’s instructions, Baljit Singh had picked a consignment of weapons from Makhu-Lohian highway in Sudan village in July 2022.

Later, they hid the consignment in fields owned by Gurbaksh Singh after conducting take a look at fires, he added.

The DGP stated it has additionally been ascertained that Baljit Singh was in direct contact with dreaded gangsters, together with Canada-based Lakhbir Landa and Arsh Dalla.

Further investigations are on and extra recoveries of weapons are anticipated quickly, he added.

Yadav stated the battle in opposition to gangsters waged by Punjab Police on instructions of Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann will proceed until Punjab emerges as a gangster-free state.

Meanwhile, an FIR has been registered underneath the provisions of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act and the Arms Act on the State Special Operation Cell at Amritsar.