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3 suspected Khalistani militants held in Punjab

Chandigarh: Three suspected Khalistani Zindabad Force militants have been arrested by the Punjab Police. Inspector General Counter Intelligence M F Farooqui said “Counter intelligence wing of Punjab police has busted a terrorist module in which terrorists sitting abroad have instigated and inducted a few men from the state to launch anti-national, disruptive activities. Acting on confidential information, police arrested Gurpal Singh, Major Singh and Rachhpal Singh after search operations at different places. The accused were in touch with some wanted terrorists based in Belgium, England and Pakistan and tasked with reviving militancy in Punjab.”

Police also seized two pistols of 9 MM and 30 bore along with magazines and 16 live cartridges from their possession. Farooqui added the accused were working at the behest of wanted terrorists Jagdish Singh alias Bhoora based in Belgium, Kuldeep Singh alias Keepa Sidhu, Jasbir Singh alias Jassi both from England, Ranjit Singh alias Neeta from Pakistan and other members of Khalistan Zindabad Force (KZF).