CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Police have arrested four youth, including a woman, busting a terror module that was planning large-scale violence and targeted killings under the banner ‘Khalistan Zindabad’, allegedly to fan communal violence in the border State.
The youth had come together to form the group Khalistan Zindabad after being radicalised over Facebook and other social media platforms by individuals based in Pakistan, some Middle Eastern countries and
Working in collaboration with their handlers and associates in India and abroad, the youth were in the process of mobilising funds, procuring weapons and arranging training for the outfit’s members, when the Mohali police arrested them in an operation on May 29 and 30.
The four suspects — Harbarinder Singh, Jarnail Singh, Randeep Singh and Amritpal Kaur — have been booked under sections of the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act, Arms Act, and the IPC. They have been remanded in police custody for seven days. While Harbarinder and Amritpal were nabbed from the Mohali bus stand on Monday, Jarnail and Randeep were arrested on Tuesday from Gurdaspur and Ludhiana respectively. Police seized two pistols of .32 bore from those nabbed on Monday night.
The arrests have come in the wake of the apprehension of five other members of the group, who were nabbed on May 26 from Bathinda district.
Further investigations are underway to unravel the entire conspiracy and network of operatives based in the country and abroad.