Punjab Police Arrest Two Militants, Seize Huge Cache of Ammunition

Story Highlights
  • Punjab police on Sunday night arrested two militants associated with the UK based terrorist group
  • The duo had been operating from Amritsar and was tasked to retrieve weapons consignment sent across the border
  • Seized huge ammunition, including 2 Hand-grenades, 1 Pistol (9mm), along with live bullets and magazines

New Delhi: The Punjab police on Sunday night arrested two militants apparently associated with a UK based terrorist group. The arrest comes in the backdrop of Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh’s alert on the escalated terror threat to the state from Pakistan-based forces.

Sources reveal to have recovered 2 pistols (9mm) along with 20 bullets, 4 magazines, and 2 hand-grenades. 

An FIR under sections 25/27 of Arms Act 1959 & sections 3,4,5 of Explosive Substance (Amendment) Act 2001, has been registered at Gharinda Police Station in Amritsar. 

According to DGP Dinkar Gupta; the duo were operating from Amritsar and had been tasked with retrieving a weapons consignment sent from across the border. 

DGP reveals that a large number of intel inputs indicating plans by Pak ISI and terrorist elements based abroad, who are working in close collaboration with the ISI, to carry out an attack in India on or around Independence Day, Punjab Police had made extensive security arrangements at the borders. 

It may be recalled that the Chief Minister had met Union Home Minister Amit Shah in Delhi last week and sought 25 troops of Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) along with anti-drone gadgets for the Border Security Force (BSF) for protection from Pak-backed terror forces.

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