Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, November 24
Punjab Police claimed they’d foiled a possible militant assault by the arrest of what they referred to as a “extremely radicalised operative” on Wednesday.
A press launch recognized the suspect as Ranjit Singh from Tarn Taran’s Sohal village.
Police have additionally impounded two Chinese made P-86 hand grenades and two pistols alongside with some stay cartridges in addition to a black colored Royal Enfield bike bearing registration quantity PB02-DA-6685 from his possession, the press observe quoted stated Director General of Police (DGP) Punjab Iqbal Preet Singh Sahota as saying on Wednesday.
The DGP claimed after police obtained intelligence inputs concerning the presence of Ranjit Singh in Amritsar, particular groups from SSOC Amritsar went to the world specified to arrest the suspect.
“This growth got here at a second when Punjab has been witnessing big influx of hand grenades and tiffin bombs alongside with different weapons,” the press launch stated.
The state most lately witnessed some grenade blasts, together with at CIA Nawanshahr and Cantonment space in Pathankot. Besides this, there was additionally the restoration of an unexploded hand grenade from Zira space.
DGP Iqbal Preet Singh Sahota stated Singh revealed throughout questioning that he had based a bunch named “Kaum De Rakhe” to gather funds on the pretext of social work. Through this group, Sahota stated, he obtained in contact with varied radical and terrorist parts primarily based in UK and different international locations via social media and prolonged his assist to kind sleeper cells underneath the garb of his social work. “Ranjit additional disclosed that lately he had acquired a consignment of arms and explosives, and was planning to hold out a terror strike to create an environment of worry and lawlessness within the border state,” he stated.
The DGP claimed the suspect was additionally a part of a bunch that had vandalised statues of folks dancers put in on the heritage road resulting in Golden Temple Amritsar on January 15, 2020. He had been arrested in connection with one such case and was out on bail when he was arrested within the present case.
“Further efforts are being made to establish the identification of the UK finish, who had organized the consignment and in addition his different Indian associates,” ADGP Internal Security RN Dhoke stated.
Ranjit Singh has been booked for prison conspiracy (Section 120-B) and concealing design to commit offence punishable with imprisonment (Section 120) of the Indian Penal Code, in addition to sections of the Arms Act.