CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Police has arrested 5 individuals in reference to the RPG assault at its intelligence headquarters in Mohali and stated a nexus of militant outfit Babbar Khalsa International, Pakistan’s spy company ISI and gangsters is behind it.
Addressing a press convention right here on Friday night, Director General of Police V Okay Bhawra stated a sixth accused is in police custody in a separate case.
“In addition, two people — Mohd Nasim Alam and Mohd Sharaf Raj — have been brought for questioning from Noida. They originally hail from Bihar. We have not arrested them yet and they are being questioned,” stated the DGP.
In an audacious assault on Monday, a rocket-propelled grenade (RPG) was fired on the state police’s intelligence wing headquarters in Mohali’s Sector 77.
Bhawra stated the plot behind the incident has been traced and a nexus of militant outfit Babbar Khalsa International (BKI) and gangsters on the behest of Pakistan’s ISI has come to the fore.
“The key conspirator who organised all logistics, in this case, is Tarn Taran resident Lakhbir Singh, alias Landa, who used to be a gangster and had shifted to Canada in 2017,” the DGP stated. “He is a close associate of gangster-turned-terrorist Harvinder Singh Rinda, who operates from Pakistan,” he stated.
The DGP stated Landa was the important thing handler, who supplied the RPG, AK-47 and the native community of criminals for logistic assist to hold out the assault.
When requested from the place the RPG got here, he stated going by the markings on it, it seems to be both from Russia or Bulgaria, which made it is method from Pakistan into Tarn Taran, Punjab’s border district.
He stated these arrested are Jagdeep Singh Kang of Mohali; Baljit Kaur, alias Sukhi (50); Baljinder Singh, alias Rambo (41) of Patti, Tarn Taran; Kanwarjit Singh, alias Kanwar Bath (40), of Amritsar; and Anant Deep Singh, alias Sonu (32), of Guru Nanak Colony, Amritsar, he stated.
Two automobiles have additionally been recovered from their possession. One of the three individuals who carried out the assault is Charath Singh, who can also be a resident of Tarn Taran.
However, the three suspects who carried out the assault are but to be arrested, stated the DGP.
The DGP stated Tarn Taran resident Nishan Singh, an accused within the case, is already below the custody of the Faridkot police in another case. He will probably be arrested on this case too, he stated.
Nishan Singh is essential conspirator Lakhbir’s essential affiliate. He was arrested by the Faridkot police a number of days in the past, he stated.
The DGP stated Nishan Singh supplied shelter, organized shelter by means of his mates, retrieved the RPG and handed it over to these individuals who carried out the assault. “Besides, Kanwar Bath and Baljit Kaur are contacts of Nishan Singh,” he stated whereas giving particulars.
Anant Deep is a brother-in-law of Nishan Singh and used to help in offering logistic assist, he stated.
The RPG was retrieved from a location supplied by Landa. Rambo retrieved an AK-47 as advised to him by Nishan Singh. Rambo then took it and handed it over to Charath Singh, he stated.
Bhawra stated initially Charath Singh had supplied hideouts to 2 attackers and later he handed over them to Nishan Singh, who had organized their keep on the residence of Kanwarjit Bath and Baljit Kaur in Amritsar from April 27 to May 7.
Nishan Singh had additionally retrieved the RPG from the earmarked location on the Kulla-Patti street on the instructions of Landa, he added. “Their local contact in Mohali was Jagdeep Kang. He provided the local logistic support. Charath Singh and Jagdeep Singh Kang visited the area during the day time on May 9,” he stated.
“Finally, Charath Singh and two more who had come from outside executed the attack,” stated the DGP.
The DGP stated the Punjab Police have been on manhunt to arrest Charathn Singh, who’s serving life sentence in a homicide case and is out on parole. They are additionally trying to find his two accomplices. Asked from the place did the three get the coaching to fireplace the RPG, the DGP quipped, “Look, these days many things are available on the YouTube, that is the flip side of technology.”
Asked if any connection of Gurpatwant Singh Pannun of the Sikhs for Justice got here to the fore, he replied, “See, anything happening in Punjab, Himachal, Pannun takes credit of everything, so I will not say anything on that. The thing is that it is some terror organisations and some gangsters, they have done it”.
Earlier, police sources had stated Pakistan-based Rinda has been taking the assistance of native gangsters to hold out anti-national actions. His title got here up when a terror plot was foiled not too long ago with the arrest of 4 suspected Pakistan-linked terrorists in Haryana’s Karnal.
Rinda’s involvement was additionally detected in a hand-grenade assault on the Crime Investigation Agency (CIA) workplace in Nawanshahr final month.