Five terrorists held in Punjab, arms recovered
Punjab Police today arrested five terrorists in Amritsar and recovered arms and ammunition from their possession, officials said.india Updated: Jul 28, 2010 21:59 IST
Punjab Police on Wednesday arrested five terrorists here and recovered arms and ammunition from their possession, officials said.
"On the basis of a tip-off, we laid a trap and arrested five terrorists. All of them were wanted in many pending cases. We have also recovered two AK-47 rifles, five magazines, 20 live cartridges and 200 armour piercing cartridges from their possession," said an official of the special operations cell of the Punjab Police.
"The arrested terrorists were identified as Pal Singh, Kulwant Singh, Gurmukh Singh, Jagtar Singh and Darshan Singh. Pal Singh was earlier staying in France and he had taken weapons training from Pakistan. All of them were trying to revive terrorism in Punjab," he added.
Police sources said that Pal Singh is a close associate of dreaded terrorist Narain Singh Chaura. Chaura is wanted for many crimes and he had also played an instrumental role in the Burail jail break in Chandigarh.
Babbar Khalsa terrorists Jagtar Singh Hawara, Jagtar Singh Tara and Paramjit Singh Bhaura had made a sensational escape from the high-security Burail jail using a tunnel on the intervening night of Jan 21-22, 2004.
Amritsar city is around 250 km from state capital Chandigarh.
During the last few months, police have arrested at least 18 dreaded terrorists and recovered explosives and arms from various parts of Punjab.