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Terrorist who planned bomb attack nabbed

A terrorist, who allegedly masterminded a bomb attack on the convoy of the Dera Sacha Sauda sect chief in Karnal two years ago, has been caught by the Punjab police.

india Updated: May 29, 2010 21:25 IST

A terrorist, who allegedly masterminded a bomb attack on the convoy of the Dera Sacha Sauda sect chief in Karnal two years ago, has been caught by the Punjab police.

Bakshish Singh Baba was nabbed from Amritsar recently by the Special Operation Cell and was being interrogated, top police sources said on Saturday.

The police was trying to apprehend his other accomplices hiding in Punjab and neighbouring states, they added.

According to the sources, the Khalisthan Liberation Force terrorist was wanted for "masterminding" the bomb attack on Sirsa-based Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Raheem Singh in Karnal in February 2008 in which nine persons were injured.

Baba, carrying a reward of Rs 5 lakh on his head, was allegedly involved in more than 25 cases of terror related activities and destruction of public property in Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi. He had fled to Pakistan soon after the attack on the Dera chief's convoy, they said.

During the interrogation, police was attempting to extract the information that as to how he had gone to Pakistan and how he returned to India, besides his stay in Pakistan.

Baba is a resident of Osmana village of Ludhiana district of Punjab.