Punjab police nab 2 operatives of a terror module

Punjab police nab 2 operatives of a terror module

The Punjab Police have arrested two alleged terrorists belonging to a terror module set up by a Europe-based radical militant group to target leaders and members of socio-religious organizations in the state.

The accused Palwinder Singh alias and Sandeep Kumar were apprehended by the counter intelligence unit of Punjab police today.

Investigations so far have revealed that the duo had been tasked with creating political instability by fanning communal passions in Punjab. A huge cache of arms and ammunition was also recovered from their possession.

The module was controlled by one Shaminder Singh alias Sherry, currently operating from Germany and believed to be in touch with other militant leaders based in Belgium, including Jagdish Singh Bhoora, originally from Ludhiana in Punjab.

These militants, based in different countries of Europe, are also wanted in various criminal cases in several police stations of Punjab on charges of promoting terrorist activities in the state.

The police have also arrested the mother of one of the accused who was found in possession of two of the seized weapons.

Investigations revealed that Sandeep Kumar had earlier served a sentence in Gurdaspur Jail during 2008-2009 when he had come in contact with other criminals and gangsters.

The government said further investigations are in progress to unravel the entire conspiracy and network of operatives based in India and abroad.

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