New Delhi, Jan 4 (UNI) Barely few weeks ahead of the Republic Day celebrations in the national capital, the Delhi Police today claimed to have arrested four suspected Babar Khalsa International militants and seized some arms from them.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), Special Cell, Alok Kumar said a team of officers, comprising Inspectors Pankaj Sood, Sandeep Malhotra, R K Singh and Brahmjeet Singh under the supervision of ACP Ravi Shankar, apprehended the militants.
Acting on specific information, he said two militants -- 34-year-old Baljit Singh alias Bahu alias Pahu from Mohali and Bikkar Singh alias Bant Singh alias Kala, 28, from Sangrur were apprehended from Patiala and Sangrur respectively.
At their instance, Mr Kumar said two other militants -- 33-year-old Kulwinderjeet Singh alias Happy of Ludhiana and Tarlochan Singh, 45, from Panchkula, Haryana -- were also arrested from their native places.
He said three pistols with as many extra magazines and 112 live cartridges were seized from Kulwinderjeet while one pistol with one spare magazine and 12 rounds were recovered from the possession of Tarlochan.
The DCP said Baljit Singh, a postgraduate in History, had developed intimacy with top militants of Babar Khalsa International Jagtar Singh Hawara, Paramjeet Singh Bheora and Jagtar Singh Tara when he was lodged in Chandigarh's Burail Jail in a cheating case.
Mr Kumar said Baljeet had received a consignment of ten pistols from Tara in Pakistan through the network of Daya Singh Lahoria for carrying out terror activities in Punjab. Financial and logistic support to the militants was being provided by the mentors of Babar Khalsa International based in several foreign countries, he added.
The DCP said Baljeet had hatched a conspiracy with his associates to eliminate Baba Pyara Singh Paniharewala and were going to execute their plan on January 5.
While Bikkar Singh is a school dropout, Kulwinderjeet ran a garment shop and Tarlochan employed as a driver with the Haryana Roadways, he added.
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