Chandigarh- In a serious breakthrough, Punjab Police have arrested 5 operatives of foreign-based Khalistan Liberation Force (KLF) and foiled a conspiracy of Pakistan’s ISI to disrupt the peace and concord of the border state forward of the Independence Day, Director General of Police Gaurav Yadav mentioned on Saturday.
Following inputs that some terrorist components based mostly in overseas have organised a terror module by recruiting foot troopers by way of criminals lodged in jails and have been hatching a conspiracy to focus on minority leaders, police officers, and different distinguished individuals to disturb the peace and concord, the State Special Operating Cell (SSOC) of Mohali had registered a case and began a particular operation.
“Around two-week long operation, which involved meticulous intelligence gathering, technical analysis, and swift action led to the apprehension of five operatives of this terrorist module involved in the nefarious plot, ” mentioned DGP Yadav.
He mentioned investigations have revealed that the hyperlinks of this new module have been established with the identical foreign-based handler that had focused Rajeev Mahajan in Batala on June 24 and so they have been controlling this separate module by way of these operatives to hold out totally different goal killings within the state.
he mentioned that the investigations have additionally revealed that operatives of the KLF through the use of the title of Ranjodh Singh, which is a faux title, have been doing expertise recognizing in India and recruiting foot troopers by way of individuals based mostly in jail.
He mentioned that then utilizing faux narratives over social media to affect impressionable youth and switch cash into their financial institution accounts to encourage them to hold out goal killings in Punjab.
The DGP reiterated that Punjab Police beneath the management of Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann is absolutely dedicated to sustaining peace and communal concord within the state and the nefarious designs of anti-national components won’t be allowed to succeed.
AIG (SSOC) Ashwani Kapur mentioned it was found that foreign-based handlers of the KLF had supplied a listing of goal individuals and module members had already carried out recce of a few of targets.