Three terrorists linked to Canada-based Khalistan Tiger Force (KTF) were arrested with two hand-grenades and two pistols from Chogawan village in Moga district of Punjab on Friday, reports Hindustan Times.
They had planned to attack a church in Moga to disturb the law and order situation, police said. The three are believed to be accomplices of KTF operative Arshdeep Singh, alias Arsh Dala, an aide of KTF’s Canada-based chief Hardeep Singh Nijjar.
The accused have been identified as Gurpreet Singh, alias Gopi, of Shadiwala village, Varinder Singh, alias Vinda, of Makhu and Baljeet Singh of Fatehgarh Panjtoor village in Moga district.
A senior police official said, “The accused had done a recce of a church and planned a grenade attack on it. However, we caught them and averted the attack.”
Moga senior superintendent of police Charanjeet Singh Sohal said, “First the accused tried to run over the police team with their vehicle when they were intercepted and then they tried to throw grenades at them. They also pointed pistols at the police personnel. However, the police managed to catch them.”