—The Faridkot police on May 10 arrested two Sikh youths namely Sandeep Singh and Amar Singh by accusing them of being members of a “terror module”. The police have claimed of having recovered two pistols and 40 cartridges from the duo Sikh youths. Sandeep Singh hails from Bangi Nihal village of Bathinda, while Amar Singh belongs to Chattha village of Sirsa district in Haryana.
Interacting with media, the Faridkot police claimed that the duo arrested Sikh youths have revealed during interrogation that they were in touch with the foreign-based Khalistani handlers on social media and using encrypted VoIP calls.
Interestingly, the Faridkot SSP Dr Nanak Singh claimed that they were provided the weapons to carry out targeted killings assigned to them by their handlers. “A case under Sections 17, 18, 19, 20 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act and 25, 54, 59 of the Arms Act has been registered against the duo” he added.
While naming Australia based social campaigner Gurjant Singh, the SSP accused that Gurjant Singh had started “International Sikh Federation”, a radical website some time ago. He further said that Gurjant Singh was involved in financing some terrorist module that carried out eight incidents of target attacks and killings in Punjab between January 2016 and October 2017.
Meanwhile, it is being said that the Punjab police have indicted these Sikh youths to robust its claims against Gurjant Singh in targeted killings occurred in Punjab during last two years so that Gurjant Singh could be easily extradited to India.