Accused nabbed from Mumbai airport shortly earlier than boarding flight to Dubai
CHANDIGARH: In a serious breakthrough, the Punjab Police on Tuesday arrested the second shooter, Inderjeet Singh, concerned in the sensational killing of Comrade Balwinder Singh on Oct 16 final 12 months.
The suspect was nabbed from Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, hours earlier than he was scheduled to board a flight to Dubai.
Inderjeet, together with Gurjit Singh alias Bhaa, had shot useless Comrade Balwinder Singh at his residence-cum-school in Bhikhiwind, Tarn Taran.
According to DGP Punjab Dinkar Gupta, Gurjit Singh had been arrested by the Delhi police on Dec 7 final, alongside along with his affiliate, Sukhjeet Singh alias Bura. Gupta stated that whereas Gurjit and Inderjeet Singh had carried out the capturing, Sukhjeet had stationed himself somewhat away from the spot.
Gupta stated throughout preliminary interrogation, Inderjeet has revealed that two overseas based mostly Khalistani activists had contacted him in March 2020 on his Facebook on account of his radical posts. He confessed that he was additional motivated by them to hold out Comrade Balwinder Singh’s killing.
The suspect additionally revealed that considered one of his two overseas handlers, who recognized himself as Sunny r/o Canada, had initially tasked him to recce Comrade Balwinder Singh’s residence and later helped him get in contact with Sukh Bhikhariwal, a infamous absconding gangster, for the execution of their plan.
Gupta stated investigation has additionally revealed that Sunny had offered monetary and logistical help to Inderjeet and his associates, earlier than and after the killing. The DGP stated that after killing Comrade Balwinder Singh, the trio fled from Punjab and stayed at totally different areas.
While Gurjit and Sukhjeet have been nabbed by the Delhi police in Dec, Inderjeet remained on the run and took refuge at totally different areas in Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra. Gupta stated that the investigating workforce of the Tarn Taran police, which was scorching on his path, obtained info that Inderjeet was going to Mumbai to board a world flight.
Inderjeet additionally confessed that he was known as to Mumbai on Jan 25 by Sunny, who had organized his e-VISA and a flight ticket to Dubai.
Gupta stated the involvement of Gurjit and Sukhjeet in the shootout had been revealed after the arrest of Sukhraj Singh alias Sukha and Ravinder Singh alias Gyaan, each residents of Gurdaspur, and Akashdeep Arora of Ludhiana on Oct 31 and Nov 1, final 12 months. The duo had additionally disclosed the identify of Sukhmeet Pal Singh alias Sukh, who had helped them in the planning and execution of the killing.
Gupta stated disclosures by the arrested suspects have clearly revealed that your entire conspiracy to kill Comrade Balwinder Singh was hatched by Pakistan based mostly self-proclaimed chief of the banned terrorist outfit, ISYF, Lakhvir Singh Rode, and his Pak ISI handlers. He stated Rhode had additional tasked Sukh Sukhmeet Pal and Sunny to hold out the killing.
Incidentally, Sukhmeet, who was residing in Dubai on a pretend passport, was detained by the Dubai Police and later deported to India and was arrested on his arrival by the Delhi Police.
Gupta stated for the reason that investigations of the case are being taken over by the NIA, Inderjeet could be handed over to them as soon as the formalities of the switch of the case are accomplished.