3 more Khalistan militants arrested in Punjab

Published: 12th August 2016 05:25 AM  |   Last Updated: 12th August 2016 05:25 AM   |  A+A-


CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Police on Thursday arrested three alleged militants of the Khalistan Zindabad Force (KZF) and seized their weapons.

The trio, arrested from Amritsar, were in touch with handlers in Belgium, Pakistan and the United Kingdom.

The counter-intelligence unit of the police busted the terror module that was being controlled by foreign terrorists who instigated and inducted two newcomers.

Inspector General of Police (Counter Intelligence) M F Farooqui said, “We have arrested three militants Gurpal Singh alias Pala of Jalalpur Kalan in Jalandhar, Major Singh of Karnal in Haryana and Rachpal Singh of Rakh Ameer in Jalalabad.

The militants have links with terrorists of the Khalistan Zindabad Force’s units based in United Kingdom and Belgium. They were entrusted with the task of reviving militancy in Punjab by facilitating terrorist activities.’’

“In the wake of the attack on RSS leader Brig Jagdish Gagneja (Retd),  the police launched a massive hunt operation. All wings of the police were working in tandem to nab the culprits during the operation,” he said.

“We arrested Gurpal and recovered a pistol and some ammunition from him and during his interrogation we arrested Major Singh. He was in contact with Ranjeet Singh alais Neeta, chief of KZF based in Pakistan. We recovered a bore pistol from him and few cartridges. On his interrogation, information on third accused Rachpal attained and he was arrested.”

Sources said the handlers of the militants had been identified as Kuldeep Singh, Jasbir Singh and Jagdish Singh.

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