Punjab On High Alert After Pakistan-Backed Terror Module Busted

Punjab On High Alert After Pakistan-Backed Terror Module Busted

Punjab On High Alert After Pakistan-Backed Terror Module Busted

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has ordered the police to alert. (file picture)

Chandigarh:

A excessive alert was sounded in Punjab after the arrest of one other 4 alleged members of a terrorist module that attempted to explode an oil tanker final month. It was the fourth terror module backed by Pakistan Intelligence company ISI busted within the state during the last 40 days. Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has ordered the police to alert, particularly in view of the opening of faculties and different instructional establishments in addition to the approaching competition season and subsequent 12 months’s meeting polls.

High safety can be put in place in busy areas, together with markets and delicate installations.

Earlier, one particular person was arrested in what has come to be often known as the tiffin bomb case. State police chief Dinkar Gupta stated two Pakistan-based terrorists, together with a Pakistani Intelligence Officer, have additionally been recognized.

The assault happened on August 8 and the police was informed {that a} tanker parked at a petroleum pump in Ajnala — round 250 km from Chandigarh — has caught fireplace.

CCTV footage from the filling station confirmed 4 unknown individuals got here to the place twice after which positioned a suspicious package deal on the gasoline tank of the tanker. Around 11.30 pm, two of the suspects returned, and inside a minute, there was an explosion and the fireplace.

Preliminary investigations revealed that an Improvised Explosive Device, positioned in a tiffin provider, was used.

The police chief stated a Pakistani intelligence officer, recognized as Qasim, and International Sikh Youth Federation chief Rode had promised to switch over Rs 2 lakh to the terrorist module for finishing up the blast. Investigations into the monetary angle are in progress.

In August, the police discovered a classy tiffin bomb in village Daleke in Amritsar. It contained round 2-3 kg RDX and had 3 completely different set off mechanisms.

Around August 15, the police had arrested two alleged terrorists and recovered a cache of weapons, together with hand grenades.

Another terror module was busted on August 20, the police stated, and a tiffin bomb and different arms together with hand grenades, detonators, RDX and weapons have been recovered from Gurmukh Singh Rode and Gagandeep Singh.

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