Punjab: ISI-backed terror module busted forward of Independence day, 4 held

Chandigarh (Punjab) [India], August 14 (ANI): Thwarting yet one more potential terrorist assault round Independence Day, Punjab Police busted a Pak-ISI-backed terrorist module and arrested 4 members related to Canada-based gangsters, stated the officers on Sunday.

The accused had been related to Arshdeep Singh alias Arsh Dala and Australia-based gangster Gurjant Singh alias Janta. They had been apprehended from Delhi through the intel-led operation carried out by the Counter-Intelligence unit of Punjab Police with the assistance of Delhi Police.

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The Police have additionally recovered three hand-grenades (P-86), one IED and two 9mm pistols together with 40 reside cartridges from the possession of arrested individuals, stated Director Normal of Police (DGP) Punjab Gaurav Yadav right here on Sunday.

That is the third such module of cross-border smuggling of arms and explosives that has been busted by the Punjab Police in lower than every week.

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These arrested have been recognized as Deepak Sharma of Preet Nagar in Moga; Sandeep Singh of village Kotkaror Kalan in Ferozepur; Sunny Dagar of village Ishapur in Najafgarh in Delhi; and Vipin Jakhar, a resident of Goyla Khurd in New Delhi, the place all of them had been taking shelter.

“Following the dependable inputs that associates of Arsh Dala are being harboured by Vipin Jakhar at his lodging in village Goyla Khurd in New Delhi, groups of Punjab Police’s SSOC Mohali together with Dwarka Police performed a raid at their premises on Friday and managed to arrest them after recovering two 9mm pistols (foreign-made) together with 40 reside cartridges,” stated DGP Gaurav Yadav.

Engaged on the leads obtained through the questioning of the arrested individuals, the police groups additionally recovered one IED and three hand grenades on Saturday from the areas pinpointed by them in Punjab.

The arrested accused additionally revealed that they had been being tasked by Arsh Dala to execute legal actions in areas of Delhi and Punjab forward of Independence day to disrupt the peace and concord.

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The investigations thus far revealed that Deepak Sharma, who’s a history-sheeter and was needed by the Punjab Police in two circumstances together with of homicide of Moga-based Jaswinder Singh alias Jassi, who was killed in March 2022 and one other for firing on the home of Panchayat Secretary of Village Dala, Moga in June 2022, stated the DGP. Whereas, accused Sandeep, who lately got here again to India from Dubai, had offered logistic assist to Deepak to hold out firing on the home of the Panchayat Secretary.

“Accused Sunny Dagar, who’s out from jail on parole, is an energetic member of Neeraj Bawana Gang and Tillu Tajpuriya gang energetic in Delhi and NCR area and has been dealing with varied circumstances of heinous crimes together with homicide, try to homicide, extortion, theft and so on. Sunny Dagar was offering hideouts to Deepak Sharma and Sandeep Singh in Delhi and close by areas, whereas, accused Vipin Jakhar was offering monetary and logistical assist to the opposite arrested and was concerned in facilitating the motion of the accused from one hideout to a different,” he added.

In the meantime, the Police have procured remand for 5 days of all of the arrested individuals after producing them on the native Mohali Court docket on Saturday.

Canada-based Arsh Dala, a local of Dala village in Moga, is a infamous gangster concerned in varied legal actions in Punjab and overseas and is most needed by the Punjab Police. His involvement had additionally emerged in varied focused killings that happened within the Border state of Punjab, in addition to, in circumstances of supplying militant {hardware} together with RDX, IEDs, AK-47 and different arms and ammunition to modules within the state after getting them imported from Pakistan.

DGP Gaurav Yadav stated “The Punjab Police has initiated the method to extradite him from Canada and shortly he might be dropped at India.”Notably, the Purple Nook Discover in opposition to Arsh Dala has already been issued in Could 2022. (ANI)

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