Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime) Ashok Chand commented on the matter, "Delhi Police arrested two Babbar Khalsa operatives who were planning to assassinate some political and religious leaders. We are investigating to confirm how many people are working with the group."
The two arrested were Sarabpreet and Jaswinder Singh who were arrested in a joint operation by Delhi Police's Special Cell and Crime Branch on Dec 22. One person was arrested in Delhi and the other near Ropar district in Punjab. [Read: OneIndia's round-up of major events that rocked the world in 2011]
The police had sharpened their alert following the massive seizure of ammunition near the Ambala Cantonment railway station in Haryana in October. The police had then seized a Tata Indica car with five kilograms of RDX. Initial investigation had revealed that the ammunition was brought in from Jammu and Kashmir.
Chand added, "After the end of militancy in Punjab, the remaining BKI operatives went underground. But with the recovery of the RDX from Ambala and the arrest of these two operatives it is clear that the BKI is trying to revive itself."
Arun Kampani, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Special Cell) also commented on the disturbing news, "The explosives had been brought by Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and were meant to be used by BKI in Delhi."
Another police officer on conditions of anonymity has been quoted as saying, "We have arrested 25-30 people who were trying to revive terrorism in the state in the last few months. The masterminds of the groups are based in countries like Pakistan and Germany. They have been trying to recruit new volunteers. However, we have been able to crush most of their plans."