The Punjab Police has foiled a big terrorist conspiracy and has arrested three terrorists with weapons and explosives in Tarn Taran district. Police have cordoned off the entire area and started search operations.
Last night, three car-borne terrorists were nabbed near village Bhagwanpura in the district. A 9 mm pistol, 11 live cartridges, a hand grenade and explosive material have been recovered from them.
All three terrorists – Kulwinder Singh, Kamalpreet Singh Mann, Kanwar pal Singh – are residents of Moga district of Punjab.
In August, a tiffin bomb packed with over 2 kg of RDX was recovered from a village in Amritsar, suspected to be dropped by a drone flying in from Pakistan. The Punjab Police had recovered tiffin bomb, grenades and 100 pistol cartridges from the border area. The investigation was later transferred to National Investigation Agency (NIA), sources said.
(With inputs from Rakesh Gupta)