Chandigarh, December 16
Pakistan’s ISI, in coordination with Canada-based terror module run by gangster Lakhbir Singh Landa, and his two Europe-based members Satbir Singh Satta and Gurdev Singh Jassal, was behind the RPG attack carried out on December 9 at Sarhali police station in Tarn Taran.
Seven men, including two juveniles, have been arrested in a joint operation by the intelligence wing of the state police and the Tarn Taran police.
One of the arrested youths, Ajmeet Singh, is lodged in Goindwal jail in a case of murder. He coordinated with the handlers on mobile, indicating that the criminals were operating from jails.
Besides Ajmeet, those arrested are Gurpreet Gopi, Gurlal, Gurlal Likhi, Jovan Preet and two juveniles.
The police had tracked the trail of the Rs 8.5 lakh paid by the handlers through channels to those engaged for the task. With the recovery of the Soviet-era single use 70 mm RPG launcher, the police were trying to trace the route through which it landed in Punjab.
DGP Gaurav Yadav at a press conference said the three key handlers of the module engaged different sets of people – known to one another – to carry out different tasks — from taking the delivery of the RPG launchers to keeping it in safe custody before firing at the target. The two juveniles who carried out the attack were not known to each other till the day of the attack, said the DGP.
Apart from live cartridges, a hand grenade was also seized from those arrested.