pathankot: Pathankot grenade attacks: Punjab police bust terror module, 6 held | Chandigarh News


CHANDIGARH: The Punjab police on Monday claimed to have solved the hand grenade attacks, including the attack at Pathankot Army camp, by busting a terror module backed by International Sikh Youth Federation (ISYF) group with the arrest of its six operatives who are natives of Gurdaspur district.
State force chief DGP V K Bhawra said the Nawanshahr police have also recovered six hand grenades (86 P), one pistol (9 mm), one rifle (.30 bore), along with live bullets and magazines from their possession.
The accused have been identified as Amandeep alias Mantri of Lakhanpal village, Gurwinder Singh alias Gindi of Kharal village, Parminder Kumar alias Rohit alias Rohta of Kharal village, Rajinder Singh alias Malhi alias Nikku of Gunnupur village, Harpreet Singh alias Dholki of Gotpokar village and Raman Kumar of Ghazikot village.
According to the initial probe, in two separate instances unidentified persons had hurled hand grenades in Pathankot – one near Chakki Pull on November 11 last year at about 9.30pm and another outside Triveni Dwar of 21 sub-area of the Army on November 21 at about 9pm. Separate FIRs were registered at police station Pathankot Division 2 and Division 1, in these cases.
The DGP said during the preliminary interrogation, accused revealed that they were directly in touch with self-proclaimed chief of ISYF (Rode) Lakhbir Singh Rode and his close aides identified as Sukhmeetpal Singh alias Sukh Bhikhariwal and Sukhpreet alias Sukh for planning terrorist attacks.
“The entire cache of the recovered hand grenades, arms and ammunition were pushed in from across the international border by Rode and arrested accused persons had been tasked for further attacking the pre-identified targets which were mainly police and defence establishments, religious places etc,” said Bhawra. He said the accused have also confessed to have lobbed hand grenades twice in Pathankot.
Nawanshahr SSP Kanwardeep Kaur said they have registered the FIR on January 7 under various sections of the UA(P) Act, Explosive Substances Act and the Arms Act.

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