Three grenades (P-86), one IED, two pistols and 40 live cartridges were recovered.

Chandigarh:

Punjab Police on Sunday busted a terror module backed by Pakistani intelligence agency ISI and arrested four people.

According to the Punjab Police, lethal weapons have been found from these terrorists, which are usually used by the Pakistan Army. 

According to the police, these terrorists were asked to attack before the Independence Day to disturb peace and harmony in the country.

Punjab Police tweeted, "Ahead of Independence Day, Punjab Police with the help of Delhi Police thwarted major terror threat & busted Pak-ISI backed terror module.

Four members of the module linked to Arsh Dalla of Canada and Gurjant Singh of Australia arrested.

Punjab Director General of Police Gaurav Yadav said in a statement that three grenades (P-86), one IED, two pistols and 40 live cartridges were recovered from the arrested persons.

The accused have been identified as Deepak Sharma of Preet Nagar in Moga, Sandeep Singh of Kotkaror Kalan village in Ferozepur, Sunny Dagar of Ishapur village in Najafgarh, Delhi and Vipin Jakhar, a resident of Goyla Khurd in New Delhi.

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Police said the accused were linked to Arshdeep Singh alias Arsh Dalla of Canada and Gurjant Singh alias Janta, a gangster based in Australia.

Yadav said that concrete information had been received that the associates of Arsh Dalla were sheltered in Goyla Khurd village of Vipin Jakhar New Delhi.

The Punjab Police team along with Dwarka Police raided the premises of the accused on Friday and succeeded in arresting them.

The DGP said that the investigation revealed that Deepak Sharma was wanted in the murder case of Jaswinder Singh alias Jassi, a resident of Moga and in the case of firing at the house of Panchayat Secretary of village Dalla in Moga in June 2022.

Yadav said that Sandeep, who had recently returned to India from Dubai, had helped Deepak in various ways, including weapons, to open fire at the panchayat secretary's house.

The DGP said that the accused Sunny Dagar, who came out on parole, is an active member of Neeraj Bawana gang and Tillu Tajpuria gang operating in Delhi and NCR region.

Several cases are already registered against him.

The DGP said that while Sunny Dagar provided hideouts to Deepak Sharma and Sandeep Singh in Delhi and adjoining areas, accused Vipin Jakhar provided financial and other assistance to others who were arrested.

The police produced all the arrested persons in a court in Mohali, from where they were remanded to five-day custody.

Arsh Dalla, a resident of Canada, is a notorious gangster living in Dalla village of Moga, who has been declared 'Most Wanted' by the Punjab Police.

His involvement also came to the fore in various targeted killings in Punjab.

Also, it had supplied the modules in the state by importing consignments of RDX, IEDs, AK-47s and other arms and ammunition from Pakistan.

Yadav said that the police have started the process of extradition of him from Canada and he will be brought to India soon.

The Red Corner Notice against Arsh Dalla was issued in May 2022.

(with ANI input)


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