Three members of a Sikh terrorist group were on Sunday arrested in Jalandhar and 11 kg of RDX and other explosives meant for disrupting next year's Assembly elections in Punjab were seized from them.
A huge cache of explosives, arms and ammunition including 11 kg of RDX, 11 detonators, four hand grenades, 11 timer devices, two pistols with four magazines, 100 live cartridges, a walkie-talkie set was seized from the arrested persons of - International Sikh Youth Federation (ISYF-Rode) group, Senior Superintendent of Police, Naunihal Singh told reporters.
The arms and other things had been smuggled into the country recently and were to be used for carrying out disruptive activities in the state in the coming days in the wake of the forthcoming Assembly election, Singh, who took charge as Jalandhar SSP two days ago, said.
Acting on a tip-off that some members of ISYF, who were carrying explosives, arms and ammunition, were moving in the district, a special police operation was planned and Jaswinder Singh (23), a resident of Moga was arrested from the Chhotti Baradari area of the city and two kg of RDX, one hand grenade were recovered from him, he said.
Amolak Singh (52), a resident of Jargaon, was arresetd from a diferrent locality abd three kg RDX, a hand grenade, three detonators and 50 catridges were seized.
On the revelation made by both the arrested persons, a third acomplice Paramjit Singh Dhaddi alias Punjab Singh (54) was arrested and six kg RDX along with other ammunition was seized from him, Singh said.
To a query on the trio's association with former Akal Takhat Jathedar Jasbir Singh Rode, Singh said his role was being probed.