Time Line

India    10-Jan-2006

Police recovered 114 grenades, mostly rusted, from a construction site in the Golden Temple complex in Amritsar. The devices were buried by Khalistani militants during the 1984 ‘Operation Blue Star’ period. Dalmegh Singh, secretary of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee, said the devices were noticed when labourers were digging the earth for laying the foundation for an administrative block.

India    20-Mar-2006

Paramjeet Singh Bheora, 'head of operations' of the BKI in India, and two of his accomplices, while planning to set up base in Delhi, were arrested by the Special Cell of the Delhi Police near G T Karnal road. Four kilograms of RDX, three detonators, one remote control device along with a wireless set, one-timer, three pistols, 39 live cartridges, and three fired cartridges are recovered from them.

India    21-Mar-2006

Four BKI terrorists, identified as Sukhwinder Singh alias Sukhi alias Bullet, Dilbagh Singh, Ranjit Singh and Balbir Singh alias Nepaliwere arrested from Chandigarh in Punjab and one kilogram of RDX, arms, and ammunition were seized from their possession. Chandigarh Police arrested the four from the Bus Stand in Sector 12 of the city. During preliminary interrogation, the arrested persons disclosed that they were part of the BKI module controlled by Jagtar Singh Tara.

India    28-Apr-2006

At least 14 persons, including five women, were injured in an explosion in a bus stationed at the Jalandhar bus stop. The bus was on its way to Hoshiarpur from Amritsar.

India    18-Jun-2006

A KCF terrorist, Kulbir Singh Kulbeera alias Barapind, was arrested and later brought to India by a Punjab Police team on June 18 night, following his extradition from the US. Kulbeera, whose extradition to India was made possible after a nine-year legal battle, is allegedly involved in at least 20 cases ranging from mass murder and the massacre of innocents to snatching of weapons from the police, killing of police personnel and bank dacoity.

India    19-Jun-2006

Satnam Singh alias Satta, a terrorist of the Pakistan-based KZF, confessed during police interrogation that he carried out the bomb blasts at the bus terminal in Jalandhar on April 24 on the instructions of the outfit’s chief Ranjit Singh Neeta.

India    02-Jul-2006

BKI terrorist Bachan Singh Sogi, accused of plotting to assassinate the former Punjab Chief Minister, Prakash Singh Badal, his son Sukhbir and former State DGP K.P.S. Gill was deported by Canada. Sogi was removed on July 2 from the Riviere des Prairies detention centre in north-end Montreal after Canada's Public Security Minister Stockwell Day rejected his plea challenging a court order.

India    18-Oct-2006

Nishan Singh, a terrorist belonging to the KLF, was arrested from Batala Road at Kalanaur in the Gurdaspur district. He had provided shelter to Jagtar Singh Hawara and Paramjeet Singh Bheora, two of the accused in the Beant Singh assassination case after their escape from Burail jail in Chandigarh. Police also claimed that the three had hatched a conspiracy to revive terrorism in Punjab and that Nishan Singh was a member of various terrorist outfits having their base abroad, including in Pakistan.

India    05-Dec-2006

A Pakistani intruder was shot dead when he entered the Indian territory with a consignment of heroin worth INR 10 crore and ignored the warnings given by BSF to surrender at the Ferozepur sector of the India-Pakistan border of Punjab region.

India    23-Dec-2006

The Jalandhar Police arrested Paramjit Singh Dhadi and Amolak Singh of the ISYF. Dhadi was arrested while on en route to his ancestral village Gakhal and Amolak Singh was arrested from an unspecified location along with three kilograms of RDX, a hand grenade, three detonators, and 50 cartridges.

India    24-Dec-2006

Three unidentified terrorists belonging to the Rode faction of ISYF were arrested from Jalandhar. Police recovered 11 kilograms of RDX, 11 detonators, four hand grenades, 11 timer devices, two pistols with four magazines, 100 live cartridges, along with a walkie-talkie set from their possession. The explosives recovered were reportedly meant for disrupting the 2007 Assembly elections in Punjab.