Punjab police arrest wanted Khalistan Liberation Force terrorist

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Amritsar, May 30 (ANI): Punjab police have arrested a terrorist of the outlawed Khalistan Liberation Force (KLF), wanted in over 25 criminal cases by the police and recovered 2.3 kg RDX, a detonator, 30 bore pistol and 28 cartridges from him.

Bakshish Singh alias Baba was arrested on Saturday by a team of the special operation cell of the intelligence wing of Punjab police.

According to Police, the terrorist was allegedly working for revival of the banned terrorist outfit.

"Baba was working to revive the defunct KLF in Punjab and was working at the behest of Pakistan's spy agency ISI (Inter Services Intelligence). He was planning major strikes in Punjab and Haryana in the coming months. We will try to unearth his links and plans during the interrogation,' said Amritsar Police Commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma here.

Baba, is a native of Nizamniwala village in Punjab's Patiala district and was involved in several terrorist activities in the region.

Police have termed arrest as a big achievement.

'This arrest is a big achievement for us,' Sharma said.

During the interrogation, Baba purportedly admitted that he was involved in planting Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) outside a liquefied petroleum gas bottling plant in Nabha town in Patiala district and an explosive device in a Maruti car near the Indian Air Force's Halwara air base in January this year, he said.

Police stated that Baba was involved in more than 25 cases, including a bomb attack on the convoy of Dera Sacha Sauda sect chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim at Karnal, in Haryana, in February 2008.

After that he escaped to Malaysia with the help of another wanted terrorist, Harminder Singh alias Mintu of Goa, and had later reached Pakistan, the police official added. By Ravinder Singh Robin (ANI)

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