Punjab police operation focuses on Pakistan-trained terrorists
Punjab director general of police (DGP) Sumedh Singh Saini, known for having played a major role in Punjab police’s fight against terrorism in the border state, has launched the exercise of tracking wanted terrorists operating from abroad.chandigarh Updated: Nov 06, 2014 23:14 IST
Punjab director general of police (DGP) Sumedh Singh Saini, known for having played a major role in Punjab police’s fight against terrorism in the border state, has launched the exercise of tracking wanted terrorists operating from abroad.
In the past two years, the police have nabbed or trapped Pakistan-trained terrorists in quick succession.
The counter-intelligence wing of the Punjab police, headed by additional director general of police (ADGP) HS Dhillon, has been successful in developing intelligence leads about the whereabouts of terrorists and then trapping them shrewdly.
The arrest of Ramandeep Singh alias Goldy comes close on the heels of a major anti-terror operation of the Punjab police which led to the arrest of wanted militant Rattandeep Singh in mid-September from Gorakhpur (Uttar Pradesh), 15 years after he had escaped from Haryana police custody.
Under the anti-terror operation, in February 2013, the police arrested terrorist Narain Singh Chaura, who was involved in a dozen terror activities.
“Goldy’s arrest has a direct link with different leads gathered from the arrested terrorists,” a police source said.
These leads were developed and shared with the central agencies, leading to the arrest of Goldy too. Following this, a two-member police party was sent to Thailand, where it camped for three weeks from September 19 to October 11 for liaison and coordination with the Thai authorities and the central agencies.
Goldy was traced and tracked in Thailand but managed to slip away to Malaysia. “The Punjab police pursued him and Goldy’s trail was again picked up and he was located in Malaysia,” IG Gaurav Yadav said in a release.
Goldy is a resident of ward No 10 of Singhpura locality at Bassi Pathana (Fatehgarh Sahib). He did BEd from Ludhiana and came in contact with Babbar Khalsa International (BKI) terrorist Darshan Singh of Mukaropur area (Fatehgarh Sahib). Goldy was later introduced to UK-based terrorist Paramjit Singh alias Pamma, the IG said in a press statement.
DGP rewards cops
In recognition of the good work done by police officers, Punjab DGP Sumedh Singh Saini has awarded the ‘Director General’s Commendation Disc’ to Rajinder Singh Sohal, DSP, Rajpura; Tejinderjit Singh Virk, DSP, counter-intelligence operations; and inspector (counter-intelligence) Mandeep Singh. Two head constables who played a pivotal role in the operation have been promoted to the rank of assistant sub-inspector (ASI).