Mastermind of plot to assassinate Prakash Singh Badal arrested in Bikaner

German Singh was arrested by the Bikaner Police in Rajasthan following a tip-off from the Punjab Anti Terrorism Squad (ATS)

 

The Hush Post: The Bikaner police today arrested the alleged mastermind of the plot to assassinate former Punjab CM Prakash Singh Badal. German Singh was on the run ever since the Uttar Pradesh Police unearthed a Khalistani plot to kill the veteran politician.

The Bikaner Police arrested German Singh following a tip-off from the Punjab Anti Terrorism Squad (ATS). He was arrested from a Gurudwara in Kolayat by Beechwal police station incharge Bhawani Singh. The whole operation was carried out under the supervision of IG Dinesh MN and SP Sawai Singh.

Three of German Singh’s accomplices were arrested on Monday in Shamli of Uttar Pradesh. Those arrested were identified as Karam Singh of Shamli, Gurjant alias Jinta of Saharanpur and Amreet alias Amrit of Karnal. German Singh and Karma of Shamli had managed to escape.

The three confessed during interrogation that German was the mastermind of October 2 looting of weapons in Shamli. In that loot, the assailants shot at a constable and a home guard and vanished away with a 5.56 mm INSAS rifle, a pistol and a 303 rifle. They hid the weapons in a gurdwara. These weapons were to be used to assassinate Prakash Singh Badal during his upcoming UP visit.

German Singh is a resident of Birsa Ka Dera, Azizpur village in Shamli (UP) and is reported to have a strong financial background.  German and his accomplices were reportedly upset over the stance taken by Badal on the sacrilege issues in Punjab. He was overseeing the execution of the plan and was in contact with Khalistani forces.

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