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Punjab police busts ISI-backed Narco-Terrorism module, one operative held with tiffin bomb

Chandigarh: Ahead of festive season, Amritsar Police busted an ISI-backed Narco-Terrorism module and arrested its main operative after recovering arms and explosives from his possession, DGP Punjab Gaurav Yadav said on Tuesday. The module is being jointly operated by Canada-based Lakhbir Singh alias Landa, Pakistan-based Harvinder Singh Rinda and Italy-based Harpreet Singh alias Happy. The […]

Edited By : Mayank Meliwar | Updated: Oct 4, 2022 18:47 IST
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Chandigarh: Ahead of festive season, Amritsar Police busted an ISI-backed Narco-Terrorism module and arrested its main operative after recovering arms and explosives from his possession, DGP Punjab Gaurav Yadav said on Tuesday.

The module is being jointly operated by Canada-based Lakhbir Singh alias Landa, Pakistan-based Harvinder Singh Rinda and Italy-based Harpreet Singh alias Happy.

The arrested accused has been identified as Yograj Singh alias Yog, resident of Village Rajoke in Tarn Taran, besides, the Police have also identified five more accomplices, who were part of the module in carrying out illegal activities across Punjab and adjoining states.

The police have recovered a one RDX loaded Tiffin Box fabricated into an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) or Tiffin Bomb; two sophisticated AK-56 assault rifles along with two magazines and 30 live cartridges; one .30 bore pistol along with 6 live cartridges; and 2 KG Heroin from the accused.

DGP said that the arrested accused Yograj is the main operative of this module and wanted by the state police and Central Enforcement Agencies in at least five criminal cases including the one wherein five AK-47 assault rifles were seized in Tarn Taran in September 2019.

He said that preliminary investigations have revealed that the cross-border operations of arms-explosives-drugs smuggling was mainly handled by Yograj on the directions of terrorists/gangsters Landa, Rinda and Happy and jailed smuggler Gurpavitar alias Sai of Lakhna, Tarn Taran.
Yograj had been active in recovery and further delivery of consignments of Arms and Drugs at a large scale, he added.

The police have launched a manhunt to nab them, said Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Amritsar Rural Swapan Sharma, adding that the Police has made a major strike in exposing members of Landa-Rinda terror module.

In the present module, the Police have managed to identify five operatives of the gang and a manhunt has been launched to nab them, he added.

He said that further investigations are on, and more recoveries of arms and explosives are expected soon.

First published on: Oct 04, 2022 06:47 PM IST

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