Four suspected 'Khalistani' terrorists were arrested in Karnal, Haryana. Security personnel said a weapon consignment had been delivered to them via drones.
The four suspects were identified as Gurpreet, Amandeep, Parminder, and Bhupinder who belong to Punjab.
The police have recovered a pistol and 31 live cartridges, 3 IEDs, 6 mobile phones and cash amounting to Rs 1.3 lakh. “The weapons were air-dropped using a drone by Khalistani terrorist Harjinder Singh Rinda from Pakistan in Ferozepur district,” an official said.
Rinda had sent the consignment using an app along with a location in Adilabad. The accused also received arms and ammunition in Ferozepur in the past.
An FIR has been registered against six people. Apart from the four arrested, Pakistan-based Babbar Khalsa International (BKI) terrorist, Harvinder Singh Rinda and Batala-based Rajveer Singh also figure in the FIR.
pistol and ammunition seized from the suspected terrorists in Karnal.
PUNJAB TO PAKISTAN: HOW HARJINDER SINGH BECAME A TERRORIST
Harjinder Singh is from the Tarn Taran district of Punjab. At the age of 11, Rinda shifted to Nanded Sahib in Maharashtra with his family. As per police records, Rinda, at the age of 18, had killed one of his relatives in Tarn Taran over a family dispute.
In Nanded Sahib, he started extorting money from local traders and killed at least two people. Once a student leader, Harjinder Singh aka Rinda Sandhu, who is currently hiding in Pakistan, is wanted by the Chandigarh Police in four criminal cases, including murder, attempt to murder, extortion and under the Arms Act. These cases were registered between 2016 and 2018. Investigations have revealed that Rinda entered Pakistan through Nepal using a fake Indian passport.
Besides these, Rinda is facing more than a dozen criminal cases in Punjab and Maharashtra.
The 35-year-old ISI stooge Rinda, who, according to sources, is in Lahore, is also suspected of carrying out a terror attack at the Nawanshahr Crime Investigating Agency (CIA) building on November 8 last year.
After entering Pakistan, Rinda along with other 'Khalistani' terrorists, was tasked with the revival of terrorism in Punjab.
WHAT CM KHATTAR SAID
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said: The arrested suspects are associated with a terrorist organisation. According to the input received from Punjab, they have no relation with Haryana."