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Punjab police bust terror modules run by Canada-based gangsters with Pakistan links

Inspector General of Police of Punjab Sukhchain Singh Gill announcing the busting of terror modules (Pic. Courtesy ANI)

The operations of gangsters-turned-terrorists Canada-based Lakhbir Singh Landa, Arsh Dalla, and Pakistan-based Harvinder Singh Rinda have been successfully neutralised by the Punjab police in the last 10-days.

Five terrorist modules in the state have been busted with the arrest of 17 terrorists in the last 10 days, according to the police officials. These foreign-based desperadoes operate mainly from Canada, the US, the UK, and Germany.

The Police have recovered four rifles including AKs/MP-9/MP-5 and 25 revolvers and pistols from their possession. Apart from this, the Police teams have also recovered three hand grenades and one IED, said a police official.

Inspector General of Police (IGP) headquarters Sukhchain Singh Gill while addressing his weekly press conference on Monday said that the police were making every effort to maintain peace and harmony in the state.

“In the last 10 days the Police teams have managed to strike a major blow to the terrorist modules being operated by Lakhbir Singh alias Landa, Harvinder Singh alias Rinda and Arsh Dalla from outside India,” he said.

Gill informed that the police busted a module on October 1 after arresting three operatives of an ISI-backed terror module jointly handled by Canada-based Landa and Pakistan-based Harvinder Rinda after recovering one sophisticated AK-56 assault rifle along with two magazines, 90 live cartridges, and two bullet shells from their possession.

“Earlier on September 28, an operative of Canada-based terrorist Lakhbir Landa gang was arrested from Bihar for his involvement in several heinous crimes pertaining to murder, attempt to murder, assault, robbery, and snatching,” he said.

The IGP said that on the next day, an ISI-backed drone-based Khalistan Tiger Force (KTF) terror module being operated by Canada-based terrorist/gangster Arshdeep Singh alias Arsh Dala was busted with the arrest of its two operatives from the Chamkaur Sahib area.

Two days later, the Police arrested one more operative of the same module after recovering three hand grenades and two pistols from his car.

“On October 4, Amritsar Rural Police busted an ISI-backed Narco-Terrorism module after arresting its main operative and 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 Heroin was recovered from his possession,” he said.

Gill further said that a module linked with Gurdev Singh (lodged in Faridkot jail) being operated by Germany-based Gurmeet Singh alias Bagga was busted with the arrest of its five members for arranging smuggled weapons and providing logistic support.

“The police also recovered two 9mm foreign-made pistols and one .32 bore pistol,” he said.