ISI luring Punjab youth, says DGP

ISI luring Punjab youth, says DGP

The DGP said the tie-up between the ISI and terrorist leaders of the Babbar Khalsa terrorist outfit, also based in Pakistan, could be dangerous for the state.

"The ISI is offering incentives to youth from Punjab by offering to send them to other countries like Greece and Malaysia. They are offering them money and passports. Some youths are getting misled by this," Gill told media persons during the annual review of the Punjab Police here.

The DGP said Punjab Police was working effectively to counter the ISI's designs and was able to bust groups trying to revive terrorism in Punjab.

He said 46 people with terrorist links had been arrested in the last one year and nine terrorist modules had been busted.

Gill said: "Youth in Punjab are desperate to go out of the country and they (ISI) are exploiting this. But we are trying to train youth for security and other jobs."

Gill said the force was being modernised with hi-tech equipment and training to counter crime and terrorism.