The Fact News Service
Chandigarh/Tarn Taran, August 14
Reaffirming the commitment of Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann to maintain peace and harmony in the state, Punjab Police have busted a terror module being operated by Czech Republic (Czechia)-based Gurdev Singh alias Jaisal with the arrest of its three associates after recovering three pistols along with ammunition from Tarn Taran, said Director General of Police (DGP) Punjab Gaurav Yadav here on Sunday. The development came ahead of Independence Day.
Gurdev Jaisel is a key operative of Canada-based terrorists Lakhbir alias Landa and Satbir Singh alias Satta, who were behind the Rocket Propelled Grenade (RPG) attack at Police Station Sarhali and numerous plots to commit targeted killings in Punjab.
Those arrested have been identified as Ashmpreet Singh of Noordi in Tarn Taran, Pardeep Singh and Sukhman, both residents of Sheron in Sarhali, Tarn Taran. Apart from three pistols, the police teams have also recovered Rs 37500 cash from their possession.
DGP Gaurav Yadav said that following reliable inputs that Gurdev Jaisel has been developing a new module to carry terror activities in the Majha area, Tarn Taran Police in a joint operation with Counter Intelligence have arrested the trio accused persons from Tarn Taran, when they were hatching a conspiracy to commit a crime.
Sharing more investigation details, SSP Tarn Taran Gurmeet Singh Chauhan said that Jaisel, sitting in Czechia, was in contact in touch with module members and gave them directions over the phone to carry out terror activities and target killings to disrupt peace and harmony in the state.