Two Punjab youths held in Karnal for links with banned body ‘Sikh for Justice’

Jan 01, 2021

Two Punjab-based youths have been arrested by the Special Task Force (STF) of Haryana Police allegedly for their association with a banned organisation.

An FIR has been registered against them in Karnal in which the police claimed to have seized two illegal weapons from them.

The accused have been identified as Tej Parkash alias Kaka and Akashdeep, residents of Draha village in Ludhiana. Both the accused are believed to be members of ‘Sikh for Justice’ organisation which is banned in India.

Confirming the arrest, Ganga Ram Punia, Superintendent of Police (SP), Karnal, said that a team of STF Hisar arrested two persons from Karnal on December 23 and these accused were associated with Gurmeet Singh of USA. They were taken on four-day police remand and now, they have been sent to jail. “An FIR under Section 10 and 13 of Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) and 25 of the Arms Act has been registered against them in Karnal,” the SP added.

About the findings from these accused, the SP said they had got valuable information. As per sources, the accused had received money from the US to kill two renowned persons in Ludhiana and Amritsar. — TNS