NEW DELHI:Pakistan’s rogue intelligence agency, ISI, recently held a meeting with terrorist outfits, including LeT, Jaish-e-Mohammed, Babbar Khalsa and Khalistan Zindabad Force, to revive the Khalistan movement in Punjab and execute more Gurdaspur-style terror attacks to destabilise peace in the state.
Khalistan Zindabad Force chief, Ranjeet Singh alias Neeta, is said to be working closely with the ISI to carry out terror attacks in Punjab.
According to intelligence inputs, Neeta has provided two-month-long language training to LeT’s Fidayeens near Gurudwara Kartarpur Sahib near Lahore.
“The terrorists have been trained by Neeta in the Sikh tradition and Gurumukhi script. They are likely to be disguised as locals following infiltration. Local police departments and state law enforcement agencies have been put on high alert,” intelligence input based on intercepted communication revealed
Agencies also noted that the alleged “desecration of Guru Granth Sahib” could be part of ISI’s larger plan to stir up communal violence in Punjab.
An intelligence note on November 6, 2015, categorically stated that “ISI is planning to carry out vandalism at religious places in India to stoke communal passion.”
“The operatives of IM on the direction of ISI have been making attempts to foment communal tension in different parts of India,” the note said.
Pakistan ISI and terror groups sheltered by the Pakistani state authorities have been systematically trying to revive the militancy in Punjab with the help of Babbar Khalsa and outfits such as the Khalistan Zindabad Force. The Pakistan-based outfits are also getting financial support from sympathisers in Germany and the UK. Last month, the Union Home Ministry had asked Germany to neutralise the Khalistan sympathisers who are financing Sikh extremist groups and running propaganda to incite hatred against India from their safe havens in western european countries. Resham Singh Babbar of ‘Babbar Khalsa—Germany’ is learnt to be the man behind mobilising Sikhs to revive militancy in Punjab.