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ISI trying to revive militancy in Punjab: DGP

india Updated: Oct 18, 2009 23:39 IST

Pakistani intelligence agency ISI is actively engaged in reviving militancy in Punjab by providing arms and money to extremists, a top police officer said on Sunday.

"The ISI has been providing arms and ammunition besides giving money and drugs to militants to revive militancy in the state," Director General of Punjab Police Paramdeep Singh Gill told reporters in Patiala.

However, "we are self-equipped to defeat the malicious designs of ISI to spread unrest in the border state," Gill

Punjab police will soon deploy five companies of Indian Reserve Battalion (IRB) on the lines of NSG commandos to
tackle any disturbance in the state, he said.

"Though the ISI wanted to infiltrate some terrorists through international border for creating turbulence in the
state, the Punjab police will not allow them to succeed in their nasty designs," the officer said.

Meanwhile, Punjab police claimed to have busted an inter-state gang allegedly involved in looting by arresting
seven persons.

On a secret tip off, police raided a house near Sirhind bypass and arrested all of them along with looted jewellery
and a pistol of .315 bore and a knife, Gill said.

The arrested have been identified as Kashmir Singh, Gurmit Singh, Karampreet Singh, Jagtar Singh, Bhupinder Singh, Jatinder Kumar and Deputy Lal.

Two cars and two motorcycles were also recovered from them.