Mohali RPG assault: Punjab Police zero in on two gangsters from Haryana, UP


Punjab Police have recognized two criminals from outdoors the state for the rocket-propelled grenade (RPG) assault on the intelligence headquarters in Mohali on Could 9.

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In keeping with senior officers probing the case, an evaluation of the leads exhibits the 2 accused are gangsters and one among them belongs to Jhajjar district in Haryana, whereas the opposite is from Faizabad in Uttar Pradesh.

“Like different members of this (terror) module, they had been additionally paid to hold out the assault. The 2 are gangsters and have a legal previous,” a high police official stated. The third one that accompanied the duo, Charat Singh, remains to be at massive. Charat, who’s serving life sentence in a homicide case, was not too long ago launched on parole.

The police stated the 2 attackers are among the many criminals rounded up from Uttar Pradesh and Haryana not too long ago.

They had been employed by Lakhbir Singh Landa, the Canada-based Punjab-origin gangster, who’s the principle conspirator of the assault.

Conspiracy by Canada-based key handler

On Could 13, Punjab director common of police VK Bhawra termed the RPG assault a conspiracy of Babbar Khalsa Worldwide (BKI) backed by Pakistan’s Inter-Providers Intelligence (ISI) and native gangsters.

Landa, 33, was the important thing handler, who offered the RPG, AK-47 and native community of criminals for logistic help to hold out the assault. Landa is a local of Tarn Taran and fled to Canada in 2017. He’s an aide of Pakistan-based gangster Harvinder Singh, alias Rinda, and joined arms with the BKI.

Police had additionally arrested six individuals for his or her involvement in planning and offering native logistic help to the attackers. These arrested have been recognized as Nishan Singh of Kulla village in Bhikhiwind, Tarn Taran; Jagdeep Singh Kang of Wave Property in Sector 85, SAS Nagar; Kanwarjit Singh, alias Kanwar Bathtub, 40, of Gumtala in Amritsar; Baljinder Singh, alias Rambo, 41, of Patti, Tarn Taran; Baljit Kaur, alias Sukhi, 50, of Kot Khalsa, Amritsar; and Anant Deep Singh, alias Sonu, 32, of Guru Nanak Colony, Amritsar.

Two autos, a Toyota Fortuner and Maruti Swift (hatchback), had been impounded. The sleeve of the RPG was additionally recovered.

How the assault was carried out on Could 9

The police have introduced two individuals, Mohd Nasim Alam and Mohd Sharaf Raj, each residents of Auraiya in Bihar for questioning from Noida as they had been discovered to be in contact with the 2 attackers.

Landa took the assistance of Nishan and his confederate Charat Singh of Khemkaran for finishing up the RPG assault and being an area resident, Jagdeep Singh helped Charat in conducting a recce of the intelligence workplace on Monday morning. Charat and his two aides had carried out the RPG assault at 7.42pm.

Charat offered the 2 attackers hideouts and handed them over to Nishan, who organized for his or her keep at Bathtub and Baljit Kaur’s home in Amritsar from April 27 to Could 7. Nishan, who was arrested by the Faridkot police on Could 11 underneath the Arms Act, retrieved the RPG from the earmarked location on the Kulla-Patti street on Landa’s instructions.

Baljinder Rambo, who was arrested underneath the Narcotic Medication Psychotropic Substances Act and is a drug addict, had delivered the AK-47 to Charat and his two aides on Nishan’s instructions.

Anant Deep is a brother-in-law of Nishan and used to help him in offering logistic help, the DGP stated.


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