CHANDIGARH/SBS NAGAR, January 13:
Close on the heels of terror module backed by International Sikh Youth Federation (ISYF) group busted, Punjab Police have recovered chunk of 2.5 Kg RDX, one detonator, codex wire, five explosive fuses along with wires, 12 live cartridges of AK 47 Assault Rifle, said Director General of Police (DGP) Punjab VK Bhawra here on Thursday.
The recovery was made on the disclosure statement of accused Amandeep Kumar alias Mantri of village Lakhanpal in Gurdaspur, who is the prime accused in the two recent incidents of grenade attacks in Pathankot, he added.
Notably, Amandeep alias Mantri was among the six operatives of ISYF arrested by the SBS Nagar Police on Monday, who confessed to have carried out two grenade attacks in Pathankot including at Pathankot Army Camp. The police had also recovered six hand-grenades (86 P), one pistol (9mm), one rifle (.30 bore) along with live bullets and magazines from their possession.
SSP SBS Nagar Kanwardeep Kaur siad that following revelations of Amandeep, they have immediately sent teams to Gurdaspur district and recovered the explosive material, which according to Amandeep was to be used in assembling of IEDs.
She said that the consignment was provided by self-proclaimed Chief of ISYF (Rode) Lakhbir Singh Rode, presently residing in Pakistan, to Amandeep through his associate and handler of this terror module, Sukhpreet Singh alias Sukh of village Kharal in Dinanagar.
Pertinently, in the period since, June-July, 2021 Lakhbir Rode has figured prominently in operationalising a series of terror modules through his network in Punjab and other countries. A large number of militant hardware that includes RDX, tiffin IEDs, associated explosive material for assembling IEDs, hand grenades, fire arms and also narcotics have been pushed by him across the International border mainly via drones and using his network of cross border smugglers.