Main terror plan foiled, Punjab police seize large cache of foreign-made weapons | India Information
Amritsar: Punjab Police on Thursday evening seized an enormous cache of foreign-made pistols, and arrested a weapons smuggler with alleged hyperlinks to Pakistan-based terrorist outfit and anti-India pro-Khalistani components based mostly in USA, Canada and UK. He’s reportedly to have been working on the instructions of a US-based handler.
Giving particulars of the seizure, DGP Dinkar Gupta disclosed that the weapons have been meant for finishing up terrorist actions in varied elements of India.
Jagjit Singh, 25 was arrested from close to Kathunangal, Amritsar on Thursday evening by a crew of Punjab Inner Safety Wing, SSOC Amritsar, Gupta stated. The SSOC Amritsar intercepted a automobile at a specifically laid police naka on Amritsar-Batala highway, Kathunangal village.
The crew recovered two nylon baggage containing 48 foreign-made pistols of various international make together with magazines and ammunition. The cache included 19 pistols 9 mm (Zigana-Made in Turkey), 37 Magazines and 45 rounds; 9 Pistols of .30 bore (Made in China) and 22 Magazines; 19 Pistols of .30 bore (Star mark), 38 Magazines and 148 rounds; and 1 Pistol of 9mm (Baretta-Italian) and a pair of Magazines.
The DGP stated preliminary investigations had revealed that Jagjit had been directed by Darmanjit Singh, a former gangster and prison, to gather this weapon consignment.
Jagjit Singh has been in contact with Darman, who’s at present in USA. Throughout his keep in Dubai from 2017 to December 2020, Jagjit was in contact with Darman Kahlon who motivated him to work for him.
The mastermind of this smuggling racket, Darman had reportedly tasked Jagjit to gather and conceal the weapon consignment and look ahead to additional directions for the supply of the pistols, stated the DGP. Open-ended warrants for Darmanjot Singh have been obtained.
Darmanjot Singh of village Talwandi Khumman, PS Kathunanagal, Amritsar was concerned in varied prison actions in Punjab earlier than escaped to USA in 2017 to evade arrest.
He facilitated the escape of infamous gangster Harwinder Singh from police custody in 2017. Alongside along with his associates, he mounted an assault on the police escort social gathering and managed to get Harwinder Singh to flee.
An FIR was registered on Might 12, 2017 in PS Civil Strains Batala and Darman was declared Proclaimed Offender (PO) in January, 2020 by the courtroom of JMIC Batala in 2017.
In 2020, throughout his keep in America, Darmanjot Singh funded a prison group with Rs 2 Lakh in Punjab to buy unlawful weapons for finishing up anti-India actions. Ten members of his prison group have been arrested by SSOC Amritsar and 7 pistols 32 bore have been recovered from their possession. An FIR was registered on this case by PS SSOC Amritsar on Novermber 10, 2020.
The DGP stated an FIR beneath Sections 13, 17, 18, 18-B, 20 Illegal Actions (Prevention) Act, 120, 120-B IPC and 25 Arms Act, PS SSOC, Amritsar has been registered on dated June 10, 2021 with regard to final evening’s seizure.
Additional investigation is on to unearth the entire nexus, he stated.
The Punjab Police, which has launched a relentless drive towards the nefarious designs of Pakistan-sponsored terrorist components who’re attempting to disturb the peace, communal concord and destabilize the state, has busted 44 terror modules over the past 4 years.
Apart from, 283 terrorists/criminals have been arrested, and 21 Rifles, 163 Revolvers/Pistols, 38 hand grenades, 10 drones, 5 Satellite tv for pc telephone, 2 Walkie-Talkie units and RDX have been seized on this interval.