Three associates of terrorists Lakhbir Landa and Harwinder Rinda held from Amritsar; Two pistols recovered : Amidst the ongoing drive to eradicate organised crime from the state as per directions of Chief Minister Bhagwant Singh Mann, Anti-Gangster Task Force (AGTF) of Punjab Police has arrested three associates of a terrorists Harwinder Singh alias Rinda and Lakhbir Singh alias Landa Harike, said Director General of Police (DGP) Punjab Gaurav Yadav here on Wednesday.
Those arrested have been identified as Jobanjit Singh alias Joban, Bikramjit Singh alias Bikka and Kulwinder Singh alias Kala. Police teams have also recovered two .32 caliber pistols along with 10 live cartridges, besides, impounding their Maruti Swift car, in which they were travelling.
DGP Gaurav Yadav said that acting on reliable intel-inputs, Police teams from the AGTF Punjab headed by ADGP Promod Ban under the supervision of AIG Sandeep Goel and led by DSP AGTF Border Range Harminder Singh tracked their location, and nabbed them at T-Pont Near village Safipur Tarn-Taran road in Amritsar.
He said that both the accused persons have criminal history as Joban was wanted in Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA), attempt to murder case, Arms Act, NDPS Act and IT Act offences and remained absconding for long. While other accused Bikka was also wanted in two criminal cases pertaining to attempt to murder, he added.
“Preliminary investigations have revealed that the accused were carrying out criminal activities on the directions of their foreign handlers to disturb the hard-earned peace and harmony of the border state,” said the DGP.
Sharing more details, AIG AGTF Sandeep Goel said that further investigations are on and more arrests are expected in coming days.
A case FIR No. 11 dated 05-02-2024 has been registered under sections 25 and 27 of the Arms Act at Police Station SSOC Amritsar.