Nawanshahr cops arrest Babbar Khalsa militant Mitha’s aide

  • Jatinder Kohli, Hindustan Times, SBS Nagar (Nawanshahr)
  • Updated: May 31, 2016 10:30 IST

Police on Monday arrested a Babbar Khalsa International (BKI) militant near the Rahon bus stand here. The militant, identified as Surjeet Singh, hails from Batala. He is a close associate of BKI’s Arvinder Singh, alias Mitha Singh, who was arrested on May 24 from Nawanshahr. Surjeet’s arrest is a result of revelations made by Mitha, say cops.

Surjeet was produced in a local court that sent him to a five-day police remand.

Sources said Surjeet and Arvinder had held several meetings to expand the terror cell by roping in Sikh youths. Surjeet had recently visited the UAE.

Nawanshahr senior superintendent of police (SSP) Snehdeep Sharma said the duo was also in touch on Facebook.

Mitha was also produced before the court of the chief judicial magistrate who remanded him in police custody till June 6. A quick response team (QRT) was deployed around the judicial complex during the hearing.

Police had last week busted two sleeper cells of Khalistan Tiger Force (KTF) and BKI that were preparing to target different dera heads, retired top-ranking police officers and activists of right-wing Hindu organisations.

Apart from Mitha, a KTF operative Mandep Singh was held in Jagraon near Ludhiana.

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