CWG on Punjab terrorists, ISI radar: report
The 2010 Commonwealth Games to be held in New Delhi this October is on the radar of terrorists from Punjab and their supporters in other countries, including Pakistan's ISI, says an intelligence report of the Punjab Police.chandigarh Updated: Jul 23, 2010 14:59 IST
The 2010 Commonwealth Games (CWG) to be held in New Delhi this October is on the radar of terrorists from Punjab and their supporters in other countries, including Pakistan's ISI, says an intelligence report of the Punjab Police.
Field police officials in Punjab have been alerted by the latest intelligence inputs that state: "Sikh militant leaders based in Pakistan are under tremendous pressure from ISI (Inter-Services Intelligence) to carry out sabotage activities in India...and Sikh militant leaders were planning to undertake some militant actions, including bomb blasts, before the Commonwealth Games scheduled to be held in New Delhi in October 2010".
The intelligence report, a copy of which is with IANS, has pointed out that "15 kg of RDX, sourced by Ranjit Singh Neeta (of Khalistan Zindabad Force), was smuggled into India from Pakistan for this purpose which was divided into three parts".
"One part was to be delivered in Rajpura area (40 km from Chandigarh) which was later recovered by the police from Piara Singh of Ferozepur district, which was concealed in the house of one Surat Singh of village Lohra Nawab in Ferozepur, an associate of (militant) Balbir Singh Bhootna of KCF (Khalistan Commondo Force)."
Punjab Police sources said that the second part of the RDX consignment was to be delivered to a person in the Nawanshehr/Balachaur area (80 km from Chandigarh) while the third part was to be delivered in neighbouring Haryana's Sirsa district.
The third part of the consignment could be meant for a militant strike against controversial Dera Sacha Sauda sect chief, Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, who is being targeted by Sikh militants after his run-in with the Sikh community in April-May 2007 over projecting himself on the lines of 10th Sikh guru, Gobind Singh.
The intelligence report states: "Sikh militants living abroad were so desperate that they were planning to sneak into India."
Those identified in the report include Balwinder Singh from Britain, Jassi (earlier residing in Italy and now based in France), Rana from the US who is close to US-based Satnam Singh Babbar. Rana is in touch with Sukhdev Singh, who sells hardline Sikh literature from a shop near the Golden Temple in Amritsar, and Pamma, who was involved in the killing of Rashtriya Sikh Sangat president Rulda Singh in Punjab last year.
"Reliable inputs indicated that even Ranjit Singh Neeta himself could enter India if the above mentioned four boys failed to carry out the desired tasks," the intelligence report said.
First Published: Jul 23, 2010 12:37 IST