Two arrested in Punjab for terror links

Two .32 bore pistols, four magazines and cartridges have been recovered from their possession

Published: 22nd June 2017 01:01 AM  |   Last Updated: 22nd June 2017 01:01 AM   |  A+A-

Express News Service

CHANDIGARH: The Counter Intelligence Wing of the Punjab Police has nabbed two more persons with links to the terror module busted last month, tasked with targeting `Anti-Panth’ leaders in the state.

Gurpreet Singh and Simranjit Singh were arrested from their native villages, Jiwanwal (Faridkot) and Kamalpur (Moga). Two .32 bore pistols, four magazines and cartridges have been recovered from their possession. Investigations revealed that Canada-based Gurjeet Cheema, now a resident of Brampton, Toronto, gave two pistols along with ammunition to Gurpreet Singh during his visit to India earlier this year. The latter passed on one of the pistols to Simranjit Singh to target ‘anti-panth’ people in the state.

The arrests followed an investigation into the case related to the busting of a terrorist module comprising Mann Singh (Gurdaspur) and Sher Singh (Jalandhar) on May 21.

Gurpreet disclosed that his namesake, Gurpreet Cheema of Moga, said to be based at Vancouver in Canada, had visited India between March and April last year and had indoctrinated him to work for the revival of terrorist activity in the state. Gurpreet also said that Cheema and his associates based in Canada, such as Gurjinder Singh of Brampton (Canada), regularly funded him and other members of his module to promote terrorist activities, both through formal and informal financial channels.

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