Punjab Police Prevent Another Likely Terror Attack; Highly radicalized agent detained with hand grenades, pistols
With the arrest of a highly radicalized agent identified as Ranjit Singh from the village of Sohal in Tarn Taran, linked to terrorist entities based abroad, the Punjab police thwarted another possible terrorist attack in the border state. Police also recovered in their possession two Chinese-made P-86 hand grenades and two pistols as well as live cartridges as well as a black Royal Enfield motorcycle with registration number PB02-DA-6685, said Punjab Director General of Police (DGP) Iqbal Preet Singh Sahota here on Wednesday. The DGP said that acting on the information provided by intelligence regarding Ranjit Singh’s presence in the Amritsar region, SSOC Amritsar task forces were dispatched to the specified area to locate the suspect and Ranjit Singh was apprehended. . This development came at a time when the Punjab witnessed a huge influx of hand grenades and tiffin bombs as well as other weapons. Recently, the state has also witnessed a few grenade explosions, including at CIA Nawanshahr and the Pathankot cantonment area, in addition to the recovery of an unexploded hand grenade in the Zira area.
DGP Iqbal Preet Singh Sahota said that during the investigation, Ranjit revealed that he had formed a group named âKaum De Rakheâ to raise funds under the pretext of social work and through this group he is came into contact with various radical and terrorist elements based in the UK and other countries via social media and extended his help to form sleeper cells under the guise of his social work. Ranjit further revealed that he had recently received a shipment of weapons and explosives and that he was planning to carry out a terrorist attack to create an atmosphere of fear and lawlessness in the border state, he said. he declares. The DGP said that Ranjit was also part of a group, which had vandalized statues of folk dancers installed on the heritage street leading to the Golden Temple of Amritsar on January 15, 2020. Ranjit was arrested by police in a case of statues vandalism and was currently on bail, he added. ADGP Homeland Security RN Dhoke said further efforts were being made to verify the identity of the British end, which had organized the shipment, as well as his other Indian associates. Meanwhile, FIR number 24 of 23.11.2021 was registered under Articles 25 of the Law on Weapons, Articles 3, 4 and 5 of the Law Amending the Law on Explosive Substances and Articles 120 and 120- B of Indian Criminal Law at SSOC Amritsar Police Station.