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Thursday, December 1, 2022

Khalistani-ISI Mohali RPG terror attack: Prime accused arrested from Mumbai, was out on parole in a murder case

Punjab Police, central security agencies and Maharashtra ATS on Thursday arrested a prime accused from Mumbai in the rocket-propelled grenade (RPG) attack case in Mohali, Punjab.

The suspect, Charat Singh, was instrumental in providing logistical support and arranging weapon.

“He is key operative & associate of #Canada-based #BKI terrorist Lakhbir Singh @ Landa. @PunjabPoliceInd will strive to make the state crime-free as per vision of CM @BhagwantMann,” Punjab Director General of Police Gaurav Yadav tweeted.

An RPG was fired from outside the street, which landed on the third floor of the Punjab Police’s Intelligence Headquarters in Sector 77 of Mohali on May 9. During investigation, police found that the attack was a conspiracy of Babbar Khalsa International (BKI), backed by Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) and local gangsters.

Charat Singh had helped the two accused who hurled the RPG on the intel headquarters by providing ammunition and carrying out the recce. He was undergoing a 10-year sentence in a murder case and was on a 56-day parole when he committed this terrorist act.

A 272-page chargesheet was filed in a court this week that framed charges against seven of the 13 accused in the case. Seven accused, including a juvenile, have been arrested while the remaining are absconding.

(With IANS inputs)

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