Sun. Mar 3rd, 2024


AMRITSAR-Amidst the continued drive in opposition to terrorism launched on the instructions of Chief Minister Bhagwant Singh Mann, State Special Operation Cell (SSOC) Amritsar have busted a terrorist recruitment, funding and aiding module with the arrest of Pak-based terrorist Lakhbir Rode’s shut affiliate recognized as Paramjit Singh alias Punjab Singh alias Dhadi from Sri Guru Ram Das Airport in Amritsar, mentioned Director General of Police (DGP) Punjab Gaurav Yadav right here on Tuesday.

Paramjit Singh, a British Citizen and a founder member of International Sikh Youth Federation (ISYF), was initially concerned in terror actions in Punjab in early 90s and was later arrested in 2003 and was convicted in circumstances pertaining to terrorist actions. After completion of his sentence, the accused returned to the UK however continued his actions in ISYF by working as a motivator, recruiter and fund raiser for the organisation within the UK and different European international locations.

DGP Gaurav Yadav mentioned that in 2021, accused Paramjit Dhadi’s title was figured for his involvement in reorganising of ISYF cadre in Punjab by arranging and offering funds and militant {hardware} to focus on particular individuals for disrupting peace and concord within the state. Following Dhadi’s involvement in terror funding and different subversive actions in Punjab, an LOC was received issued to make sure his arrest, he mentioned.

Terming it as yet one more main blow to the phobia module trying to disturb peace within the area, the DGP mentioned that investigation is on to unearth and expose the entire terrorist community.

Sharing extra particulars, AIG SSOC Amritsar Sukhminder Singh Mann mentioned that accused Paramjit Dhadi was detained by immigration authorities at Sri Guru Ram Das Airport, Amritsar on Monday, whereas he was going to board a airplane to UK on a British Passport within the title of Punjab Singh. Subsequently, the accused was arrested in a case FIR No. 18 dated 02.09.2021 registered below sections 13, 16, 17, 18, 18-B and 20 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA), sections 3, 4 and 5 of the Explosives Act, part 25 of the Arms Act, sections 21, 25, 27-A and 29 of the NDPS Act and sections 120, 120-B of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) registered at Police Station SSOC Amritsar.

He mentioned that in preliminary investigations, it got here to mild that Dhadi was recurrently in contact with Lakhbir Singh Rode. The accused was a frequent customer to Pakistan and on the directions of Rode, he used to establish and handpick youth utilizing social media platforms to encourage them to be a part of terrorist actions, the AIG mentioned.

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