Terror suspects’ police remand extended

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Tribune News Service

Amritsar, May 26

The local court at Ajnala has extended the police remand of two suspected terrorists who were arrested in a joint operation by the Border Security Force (BSF) and the Amritsar rural police five days ago.

The Ramdass police has demanded the extension of police remand by 10 days. However, the Civil Judge extended the police custody by two days only. They were produced in the court under heavy police security after the expiry of their five-day police remand.

Sher Singh of Kartarpur and Maan Singh of Sri Hargobindpur (Gurdaspur) were arrested by the BSF from near the Indo-Pak border under suspicious circumstances on May 21. The BSF and the police authorities claimed to have busted a terrorist module having links with Canada and Paksitan-based radicals.

They had recovered a huge cache of arms, including an AK-47 assault rifle, five hand grenades, a modified machine-pistol (MP), five pistols and over 450 rounds of ammunition of different calibers from the duo, who were arrested while trying to recover the weapons pushed into the Indian territory from Pakistan.

The terrorists had revealed that their module was raised and indoctrinated by a Sikh hardliner, Gurjivan Singh, based in Ontario, Canada, who had made two trips to Punjab in the past six months and arranged arms and ammunitions for their operations through his Khalistani contacts in Pakistan.

The duo has revealed that Gurjivan Singh had been in touch with them for the past two years and had motivated them to commit terror strikes in Punjab.

They also revealed that during his previous two trips to Punjab, Gurjivan Singh had imparted them theoretical training in handling arms, including AK-47 rifles. Mann Singh also confessed to have made several visits to Pakistan and being in touch with some Khalistani activists there.

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