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Terror and communal attacks averted in Punjab during Ghallughara week

May 31, 2019 10:47 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Police Intelligence has averted terror attacks, aimed at disturbing the state’s communal harmony, during the Ghalughara week, with the arrest of two members of a ISI backed Babbar Khalsa International (BKI) module.

A police spokesperson identified the duo as Jagdev Singh and Ravinderpal Singh, who were allegedly arranging besides providing funds and weapons to sleeper cells on the directives of one Kulwinderjit Singh @ Khanpuriya, who is currently in Malaysia.

According to the spokesperson, the State Special Operations Cell (SSOC), Amritsar, had received a specific input that BKI operate Kulwinderjit Singh @ Khanpuriya, along with his associates, had planned to target leaders of a specific community to spread terror and disturb communal harmony in the state.

A Case FIR 05 dated May 30, 2019 u/s 25 of Arms Act, 3, 4, 5 of Explosive Substances (Amendment) Act 2001, 17, 18, 18-B, 20 of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 has been registered against Kulwinderjit Singh @ Khanpuriya s/o Sampuran Singh Lambardar Mohalla Doraha Ludhiana, and Ravinderpal Singh s/o Sukhdev Singh VPO Mehna, Distt. Moga besides Jagdev Singh s/o Inderjit Singh r/o VPO Talania District Fategarh Sahib, at Police Station State Special Operations Cell, Amritsar.

It may be mentioned that Kulwinderjit Singh @ Khanpuriya, the alleged mastermind, has been involved in many terrorist activities in past. He had shifted to Malaysia in January 2019, along with his family, on a tourist visa and intentionally stayed back to plan and coordinate terror activities with his associates abroad and in India. According to available information, Kulwinderjit has been in touch from Malaysia with ISI, BKI and other terror operatives in Pakistan.

Investigations are on to unravel this entire terror network.

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