Sikh youth planning to carry out blasts in Mohali arrested, has ISI links

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He was acting at the behest of his ISI handlers, who had tasked him to carry out blasts in Punjab, with explosives made from locally-available chemicals and devices

The Hush Post: Punjab Police’s Counter-Intelligence (CI) wing has claimed to have averted a major lone wolf terror attack in the state by arresting one Inderjit Singh alias Rinku, a highly educated but radicalized Sikh Youth. Inderjit Singh was arrested from Mohali on Wednesday. Police have seized explosive material and accessories concealed in his Ford Figo Aspire car. A Mohali court remanded Inderjit in three-day police custody on Thursday.

Police claims that Inderjit Singh was planning to carry out blasts in Punjab. Preliminary interrogation of the suspect had revealed that he was acting at the behest of his ISI handlers, who had tasked him to carry out blasts in Punjab, with explosives made from locally-available chemicals and devices that were to be procured from online marketing websites, reported Hindustan Times.

An engineer by profession, Inderjit Sing hails from Faridabad and worked for a private company there. According to the police, Inderjit Singh has a master’s degree in business administration and  was in touch with his ISI handlers in Pakistan on Facebook since two years. The police claim Singh has confessed that he was learning to make Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) with ‘Do it Yourself’ (DIY) kits. Police said ISI probably picked Inderjit because of his posts and profile on social media.

“The Pakistan intelligence officers, who radicalised Inderjit, were also actively coordinating and networking the terror module that was busted by the counter intelligence wing of the Punjab Police on May 29, 2017,” TOI quoted a police spokesperson saying.

The explosive material recovered from his possession included chemicals, digital remote control and two light remote controls.

A case has been registered against Inderjit under various sections of the Prevention of Unlawful Activities Act and the Explosive Substances Act at the State Special Operation Cell police station, Mohali.

 

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