ISI-backed terror module busted in Madhya Pradesh, 3 held from Gwalior
BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh anti-terrorist squad (ATS) in a joint operation with Punjab Police on Thursday arrested three men and busted a terror module that sources say had direct links with Pakistan’s ISI-backed banned terror outfit International Sikh Youth Federation (ISYF). The arrests were made from Madhya Pradesh’s Gwalior and Dabra area.
Those arrested have been identified as Balvinder Gill, Balkar Singh and Sathyendra Rawat. The trio were picked up from their hideouts in Dabra, Chinor and Dulpura area of Gwalior. Two of them were also associated with Khalistan Liberation Force (KLF), said officials.
Punjab police and MPATS team were camping in Gwalior for the last two days following specific intelligence inputs about their location.
Inputs about these three terror suspects came from three others identified as Gurdial Singh, Jagroop Singh and Satwinder Singh — who were arrested by the Punjab police in June.
During interrogation they revealed how they were trained to carry out terror attacks and target ‘anti-Sikh forces’ by Lahore-based ISYF chief Lakhbir Rode, and KLF terror operative Harmeet Singh alias PHD. They had visited Lahore in 2016 and were trained to use AK-47 and other weapons, said an official.
Investigations had started in May after BSF had intercepted a consignment of arms and ammunition from near the International Border in Amritsar and it was found to be supplied by the ISYF. Two terrorists, Maan Singh and Sher Singh, were arrested by the BSF on May 21 as they were trying to pick the weapons. The entire module was under surveillance since then.