In a major blow to the ISI-backed terror module jointly handled by Canada-based gangster Lakhbir Singh alias Landa and Pakistan-based gangster Harvinder Singh Rinda, Punjab Police has arrested their three close-aides. In addition, the police has also identified at least another 25 accomplices who were aiding them in carrying out illegal activities across Punjab and adjoining states.
Director General of Police (DGP) Gaurav Yadav on Thursday said that the arrested persons include the prime perpetrator of planting Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in the Shahabad area of Kurukshetra in Haryana recently, who has been identified as Nachhatar Singh alias Moti of Bhattal Sehja Singh village in Tarn Taran. This terror module was busted by the Haryana Police, he added.
The other two arrested accused persons have been identified as Sukhdev Singh alias Shera of Gandiwind village and Harpreet Singh alias Happy alias Billa of Naushera Pannuan village in Tarn Taran, he added.
The Police have also recovered one IED, containing RDX weighing 1.5 kg along with detonator, two pistols including .30 bore and .315 bore along with eight live cartridges, and a Splendor motorcycle without a registration number from their possession.
As per the preliminary investigations, the DGP said that it has been revealed that the trio of accused persons were in direct contact with Lakhbir Landa, and were involved in extortion and cross-border smuggling of arms, explosives, and drugs at a large scale.