Amritsar: Punjab Police on Thursday evening seized a mountainous cache of international-made pistols, and arrested a weapons smuggler with alleged links to Pakistan-primarily based terrorist outfit and anti-India legitimate-Khalistani parts primarily based in USA, Canada and UK. He’s reportedly to include been working on the instructions of a US-primarily based handler.
Giving particulars of the seizure, DGP Dinkar Gupta disclosed that the weapons were meant for intriguing in terrorist activities in a form of aspects of India.
Jagjit Singh, 25 was as soon as arrested from shut to Kathunangal, Amritsar on Thursday evening by a crew of Punjab Inner Security Float, SSOC Amritsar, Gupta acknowledged. The SSOC Amritsar intercepted a automobile at a specially laid police naka on Amritsar-Batala street, Kathunangal village.
The crew recovered two nylon bags containing 48 international-made pistols of a form of international make alongside with magazines and ammunition. The cache included 19 pistols 9 mm (Zigana-Made in Turkey), 37 Magazines and 45 rounds; 9 Pistols of .30 bore (Made in China) and 22 Magazines; 19 Pistols of .30 bore (Principal person label), 38 Magazines and 148 rounds; and 1 Pistol of 9mm (Baretta-Italian) and a pair of Magazines.
The DGP acknowledged preliminary investigations had revealed that Jagjit had been directed by Darmanjit Singh, a extinct gangster and criminal, to amass this weapon consignment.
Jagjit Singh has been in contact with Darman, who’s presently in USA. All over his include in Dubai from 2017 to December 2020, Jagjit was as soon as in contact with Darman Kahlon who motivated him to work for him.
The mastermind of this smuggling racket, Darman had reportedly tasked Jagjit to amass and hide the weapon consignment and expect additional instructions for the provision of the pistols, acknowledged the DGP. Begin-ended warrants for Darmanjot Singh include been received.
Darmanjot Singh of village Talwandi Khumman, PS Kathunanagal, Amritsar was as soon as desirous about a form of criminal activities in Punjab sooner than escaped to USA in 2017 to evade arrest.
He facilitated the pick up away of infamous gangster Harwinder Singh from police custody in 2017. Together alongside with his friends, he mounted an assault on the police escort birthday party and managed to make a choice up Harwinder Singh to flit.
An FIR was as soon as registered on Might 12, 2017 in PS Civil Traces Batala and Darman was as soon as declared Proclaimed Perpetrator (PO) in January, 2020 by the court docket of JMIC Batala in 2017.
In 2020, for the interval of his include in The US, Darmanjot Singh funded a criminal crew with Rs 2 Lakh in Punjab to settle on illegal weapons for intriguing in anti-India activities. Ten individuals of his criminal crew were arrested by SSOC Amritsar and 7 pistols 32 bore were recovered from their possession. An FIR was as soon as registered in this case by PS SSOC Amritsar on Novermber 10, 2020.
The DGP acknowledged an FIR under Sections 13, 17, 18, 18-B, 20 Illegal Activities (Prevention) Act, 120, 120-B IPC and 25 Arms Act, PS SSOC, Amritsar has been registered on dated June 10, 2021 in regards to last evening’s seizure.
Additional investigation is on to unearth the entire nexus, he acknowledged.
The Punjab Police, which has launched a relentless pressure in opposition to the unsuitable designs of Pakistan-sponsored terrorist parts who are attempting and disturb the peace, communal harmony and destabilize the train, has busted 44 terror modules over the last 4 years.
Apart from, 283 terrorists/criminals include been arrested, and 21 Rifles, 163 Revolvers/Pistols, 38 hand grenades, 10 drones, 5 Satellite tv for laptop phone, 2 Walkie-Talkie devices and RDX include been seized in this interval.