According to the police on Monday, the Punjab Police has broken five terrorist modules in the state and detained 17 terrorists during the past ten days. The police have also taken 25 revolvers and pistols from their possession, in addition to four rifles, including AKs, MP-9s, and MP-5s. A police spokesman added that in addition to this, the police teams also found three hand grenades and one IED.
During his weekly press conference on Monday, Sukhchain Singh Gill, IGP headquarters, stated that the police are doing everything possible to keep the state peaceful and harmonious during his weekly press conference on Monday.
He added, “In the last ten days, the police teams have managed to strike a serious blow to the terrorist modules being operated by gangster-turned-terrorists including Lakhbir Singh alias Landa, Harvinder Singh alias Rinda, and Arsh Dalla from outside India.”
According to Mr. Gill, the police busted a module on October 1 after arresting three members of an ISI-backed terror cell led by Lakhbir Landa, a Canadian, and Harvinder Rinda, a Pakistani, and finding one advanced AK-56 assault rifle, two magazines, 90 live rounds, and two shells in their possession.
He said that earlier on September 28, a Canadian member of the terrorist Lakhbir Landa gang was caught in Bihar. He was wanted for murder, attempted murder, assault, robbery, and stealing purses.
The ISI-backed drone-based Khalistan Tiger Force (KTF) terror module run by Canadian-based terrorist/gangster Arshdeep Singh alias Arsh Dala was raided the next day, according to the IGP, with the capture of two of its members from the Chamkaur Sahib region.
The police also found two illegal firearms, a.32 calibre handgun and a.22 calibre revolver, as well as 21 live rounds, in their possession. Two days later, the police detained another member of the same module after finding two pistols and three hand grenades in his car.
The official said that on October 4, Amritsar Rural Police busted an ISI-backed narco-terrorism module after arresting its main operative. One RDX-loaded Tiffin Box fabricated into an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) or Tiffin Bomb; two sophisticated AK-56 assault rifles along with two magazines and 30 live cartridges; one.30 bore pistol along with 6 live cartridges; and 2 KG of heroin were recovered from his possession.
Mr. Gill also said that five members of the group were arrested for smuggling weapons and helping with logistics. This led to the bust of a module linked to Gurdev Singh and run by Gurmeet Singh alias Bagga, who was in a jail in Faridkot.
He added, “Two 9mm foreign-made pistols and an a.32-bore pistol were also found by the police.”