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Days after busting ISYF-backed terror module, Punjab Police seize 2.5 kg of RDX


PTI

Chandigarh, January 13

Shut on the heels of busting a terror module backed by the Worldwide Sikh Youth Federation (ISYF), Punjab Police on Thursday mentioned they’ve seized 2.5 kg of RDX, moreover arms and ammunition, on the disclosure of the prime accused in two latest incidents of hurling of grenades in Pathankot.

Police have additionally seized a detonator, a detonating wire, 5 explosive fuses together with wires and 12 stay cartridges of AK-47 rifles, Director Normal of Police (DGP) V Okay Bhawra mentioned right here.

The explosive materials was for use in assembling IEDs, police mentioned.

“The restoration was made on the disclosure assertion of accused Amandeep Kumar alias Mantri of village Lakhanpal in Gurdaspur, who’s the prime accused within the two latest incidents of grenade assaults in Pathankot,” the DGP was quoted as saying in an announcement issued by the state police.

Kumar was among the many six ISYF operatives arrested by police on Monday. He has confessed to have hurled grenades in two separate incidents in Pathankot, in line with the assertion.

Senior Superintendent of Police, Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar, Kanwardeep Kaur mentioned following the revelations made by Kumar, groups had been despatched to Gurdaspur district and the explosive materials was recovered. In accordance with the prime accused, it was for use in assembling improvised explosive units (IEDs).

She mentioned the consignment was offered to Kumar by the self-proclaimed chief of the ISYF (Rode), Lakhbir Singh Rode, who’s presently residing in Pakistan, via his affiliate and the handler of this terror module, Sukhpreet Singh alias Sukh of Kharal village in Dinanagar.

In accordance with the assertion, since June-July final 12 months, Rode has figured prominently in operationalising a collection of terror modules via his community in Punjab and overseas.

Numerous militant {hardware}, together with RDX, tiffin IEDs, related explosive materials for assembling IEDs, hand grenades and firearms, as additionally narcotics have been pushed in by him from throughout the worldwide border, primarily by way of drones and utilizing his community of cross-border smugglers, the police mentioned.

On Monday, police had mentioned they’d solved a case involving a latest grenade blast exterior the gate of the Military cantonment in Pathankot by busting a serious terror module backed by the ISYF with the arrest of six of its operatives.

The Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar police had seized six hand grenades, a 9 mm pistol and a .30 bore rifle, together with stay bullets and magazines, from the arrested males.

The ISYF is supported by Pakistan’s intelligence company ISI.

“In two situations, some unidentified individuals had hurled hand grenades at Pathankot—one grenade was hurled exterior Triveni Dwar, exterior the gate of Military cantonment at Pathankot, on November 21, 2021 at about 9 pm, whereas one other one was hurled close to Chakki Pull on November 11, 2021 at about 9:30 pm,” police had mentioned in an announcement.

Separate FIRs in reference to the incidents had been registered on the Pathankot Division 2 and Division 1 police stations respectively, they’d mentioned.

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