Terror module busted, 3 KLF members held - ECAS Punjab

Terror module busted, 3 KLF members held

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Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 30

The state police on Tuesday claimed to have foiled a major bid of Pakistan-backed terrorists to target socio-religious leaders and disturb the communal harmony in the state with the arrest of three members of the Khalistan Liberation Front (KLF).

The accused have been identified as Sukhchain Singh of Patiala's Sehra village, Amritpal Singh of Mansa's Achanak village, and Jaspreet Singh of Borewal Sohan, Majitha.

State DGP Dinkar Gupta said the terror module, which was busted on Sunday, was operating in various parts of Punjab at the behest of pro-Khalistani elements based in Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and the UK.

The DGP said one .32 bore pistol and seven cartridges were seized from the alleged terrorists. Lovepreet Singh of Kaithal, an associate of the accused, along with other KLF members, had been arrested recently by the Delhi police.

Gupta said the accused had come in contact with each other via social media. Amritpal Singh was instrumental in connecting and motivating Sukhchain and Lovepreet Singh in taking the dangerous agenda forward.

Initial investigations show that the Pakistan-based handlers had invited the accused to Pakistan for planning the future course of action. One of the foreign handlers, based in Saudi Arabia, had promised to provide them shelter on the completion of their work.

An FIR has been registered at Sadar Samana police station, Patiala, under Sections 13, 16, 18 and 20 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967, and Sections 25, 54 and 59 of the Arms Act.

Gupta said the state police had busted nine terror modules this year so far.

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