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KLF sleeper cell busted, 3 held

Foiling an attempt to revive terrorism in Punjab, the district police on Sunday busted a sleeper cell of the Khalistan Liberation Force (KLF), arrested its three alleged members and seized sophisticated foreign-made weapons, including an AK-47 rifle.

punjab Updated: Sep 15, 2013 22:43 IST
HT Correspondent

Foiling an attempt to revive terrorism in Punjab, the district police on Sunday busted a sleeper cell of the Khalistan Liberation Force (KLF), arrested its three alleged members and seized sophisticated foreign-made weapons, including an AK-47 rifle.


Sukhjinder Singh of Guria village in Purana Shalla police jurisdiction of Gurdaspur; Narinder Pal Singh of Improvement Trust Colony in Gurdaspur; and Surinder Singh of Kiri Afgana village in Sri Hargobindpur police jurisdiction of Batala are the men under arrest, senior superintendent of police Sukhwant Singh Gill has said.

An AK-47 rifle with a magazine and 20 cartridges; a US-made 0.38-bore Smith&Wesson revolver with five cartridges; and a 0.45-bore Brazil-made Taurus pistol with three cartridges are the weapons and ammunition seized. The arrests were based on intelligence inputs from the terrorist modules exposed earlier in Amritsar and Fatehgarh Sahib.

Terrorist leaders sitting abroad had given the three men now caught in Gurdaspur the target of killing the Shiv Sena (Bal Thackeray) leader in Pathankot to disturb Punjab's peace. The men were in a silver Ford Figo when police intercepted them. Their two motorcycles were also seized.

An case under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967, Indian Penal Code, and Arms Act was registered at Purana Shalla. The module had received foreign funding for carrying out spectacular terrorist action by targeted killings of prominent civilians under the game plan of triggering communal violence. Foreign-based terrorists Harminder Singh and Harmeet Singh controlled the module.

Police in Amritsar and Fatehgarh Sahib are helping with investigation to uncover the possible link between this module and the three unearthed recently.