Police said that this is the fourth case of a Pakistani terror module being busted in the state in the last 40 days.
A vigilante group established in Punjab after the arrest of four more members of an ISI-backed terrorist module. The module involved in an IED blast the previous month in the state’s Amritsar district. The ISI or the Inter-Services Intelligence is Pakistan’s spy agency.
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has commanded the high alert in the state. This is the fourth case, a Pakistani terror module raided in the state in the last 40 days.
Qasim, Pakistan-based terrorists and intelligence officer, accused in the blast case registered in Amritsar. Director General of Police (DGP) Dinkar Gupta believes that they are in a module. Pakistan-based International Sikh Youth Federation (ISYF) chief Lakhbir Singh Rode and Lakhbir Singh are also behind the terror module. Those arrested on Tuesday are Rubal Singh, Vicky Bhutti, Malkeet Singh and Gurpreet Singh.
Rubal picked from Ambala, the other three arrested from their villages in Ajnala in Amritsar. Gurmukh Brar arrested earlier by the Kapurthala Police on August 20.
CM Singh requested the DGP to establish high-level security arrangements. High alerts in busy places, such as markets, as well as at sensitive installations across the state.
Qasim and the ISYF chief confirmed to remit over Rs 2 lakh to the terrorist module for executing the blast. Rubal and Vicky were connected with Qasim, who was working in close collaboration with Rode. Rode and Qasim had tasked the four to execute the blast. The blast had occurred on August 8 at around 11:30 pm at a petrol pump on the Amritsar-Ajnala Road.
CCTV displayed four persons reached there at about 11 pm and halted there for a few minutes, before leaving. Vicky and Rubal placed a tiffin bomb on an oil tanker to create a big explosion and caused damage. On August 8, these terrorists explored the filling station during the day and placed the IED at about 11:00 pm. The blast took place around 11:30 pm.
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