Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has ordered high alert in the state following the arrest of four more members of an ISI-backed terrorist module involved in a bid to blow up an oil tanker with an IED tiffin bomb last month.
This is the fourth case of a Pakistani terror module being busted in the state in the past 40 days. Taking a serious note of the increased attempts by terror groups to disturb the state’s peace, the Chief Minister has directed the police to be on high alert, particularly in view of schools and educational institutions reopening, as well as the festival season and the Assembly polls ahead.
Chief Minister has asked DGP Dinkar Gupta to ensure high level of security arrangements to be put in place, especially in busy places, such as markets as well as at sensitive installations across the state.
Giving details of the arrests, DGP Gupta said, those arrested on Tuesday were identified as Rubal Singh resident of village Bhakha Tara Singh, Vicky Bhutti, resident of Ballharwal, Malkeet Singh, resident of Ugar Aulakh, and Gurpreet Singh Gopi resident of Uggar Aulakh villages in Ajnala, Amritsar district.
DGP said, Pakistan based ISYF Chief Lakhbir Singh and Qasim, a resident of Pakistan, and Lakhbir Singh Rode alias Baba, a native of village Rode in Moga district, who is currently based in Pakistan, are behind the terror module.
He said, two Pak-based terrorists, including a Pakistani Intelligence Officer, have also been identified and nominated in the case in which one person was arrested earlier.