Alleged Khalistani terrorist sent to judicial custody
A local court sent alleged Khalistani terrorist, Harpreet Singh alias Pintu from Simbal Camp in Jammu, to judicial custody on Sunday. He was produced before the duty magistrate amid heavy security by Bhogpur police and the court sent him to jail till August 30.punjab Updated: Aug 17, 2014 21:06 IST
A local court sent alleged Khalistani terrorist, Harpreet Singh alias Pintu from Simbal Camp in Jammu, to judicial custody on Sunday. He was produced before the duty magistrate amid heavy security by Bhogpur police and the court sent him to jail till August 30.
The other two terrorists - Paramjit Singh alias Pamma from Basti Gobind Puri in Simbal Camp (Jammu) and Sarwan Singh Shabba from Meera Sahib in Jammu - were sent to judicial custody on August 14.
A police official said the hunt was on for two women who were deputed as sleeper cells in Ropar as the group had planned an attack in Anandpur Sahib. Rural police and senior officials have been directed to identify and nab them at the earliest.
The interrogation of the three pro-Khalistan terrorists arrested on August 4 revealed the accused had planned to strike a crowded location in the city, especially the Sunday Market, on the Old GT Road.
Officials of national security agencies, including the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), Intelligence Bureau (IB) and the Directorate of Military Intelligence (MI) also interrogated them.
The police learnt the group was being funded by Ranjit Singh, a native of Simbal Camp in Jammu, who is presently in Spain. However, senior officials of security agencies are in touch with the Jammu and Kashmir police to trace how the money was transferred between the parties.
Sources said the group also frequently met a local associate living in a colony on the Jalandhar-Amritsar road. Police are trying to find the whereabouts of this aide, Gurpreet Singh.
The arrested persons and their group were allegedly in touch with two Pakistan-based terrorist outfits-Khalistan Zindabad Force (KZF) and Khalistan Liberation Force (KLF).
A police team led by senior superintendent of police (Jalandhar rural) Narinder Bhargav, along with CIA officials, had arrested the three accused in Jammu on August 4 after camping there for several days following intelligence input about their activities.
First Published: Aug 17, 2014 21:03 IST