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NIA arrests Punjab terrorist Khanpuria at Delhi airport

The National Investigation Agency has arrested most wanted terrorist Kulwinderjit Singh alias Khanpuria from Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi

The National Investigation Agency has arrested most wanted terrorist Kulwinderjit Singh alias Khanpuria from Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi.

He had been associated with terrorist outfits including the Babbar Khalsa International and the Khalistan Liberation Force and was arrested soon after his arrival from Bangkok.

The NIA had declared a cash reward of Rs 5 lakh for information leading to his arrest.

According to a statement from the NIA, Khanpuria, an Amritsar native, had been absconding since 2019 and was involved and wanted in many terrorist cases, including the conspiracy to carry out targeted killings in Punjab.

He was also involved in a bomb blast case in Connaught Place, New Delhi and grenade attacks in other states in the nineties.

Investigations have revealed that Kulwinderjit Khanpuria is the chief conspirator and mastermind behind the conspiracy for carrying out terrorist attacks in India by targeting establishments connected with Dera Sacha Sauda as well as those belonging to Police and Security in Punjab.

“Besides, he was also targeting senior officers of Bhakra Beas

Management Board, Chandigarh, with an overall objective of creating terror in Punjab and across the country. He had also carried out reconnaissance of some of the targets,” said the NIA. The case was initially registered dated May 30, 2019 at Police Station State Special Operation Cell (SSOC), Amritsar and re-registered by NIA as RC-14/2019/NIA/DLI dated 27 June 27, 2019.