The brutal knife attack on Operation Bluestar commander Lt Gen ( retd.) Kuldip Singh Brar in central London on Sunday night has only buttressed the anxiety of security agencies about foreign-based pro-Khalistan terrorist groups making renewed efforts to destabilise Punjab.
An audacious assassination attempt on Lt Gen Brar, who led the 1984 army action against terrorists entrenched in the Golden Temple at Amritsar, is being viewed in Punjab police circles as a clear signal of desperation of extremists to revive their separatist agenda.
“The message is loud and clear and everybody must be watchful,” SK Sharma, additional director general of police (law and order) told Hindustan Times. “We are very watchful of the prevailing situation and well prepared and focused as well.”
(Detailed story in Wednesday edition of Hindustan Times)