Pak ISI pressing Babbar Khalsa to revive terror
MOHALI/NEW DELHI, 21 Mar 2010: Hot on the heels of the Mumbai and Ahmedabad arrests of terrorists suspected of plotting terror attacks, a joint police team from Punjab and Delhi police busted a module of Babbar Khalsa International (BKI), an outfit backed by Pakistan's ISI. Three men were arrested.
Two alleged BKI terrorists, identified as Daljit Kumar alias Deepak of Baltana in Mohali district and Purshotam Singh alias Bunty from Rajoura in Patiala district, were arrested from the Zirakpur-Patiala road near Zirakpur in an operation conducted by the Mohali Police and the Special Cell of Delhi Police on Thursday night. The third member of the outfit, Karwinder Singh, a native of Ropar, was held in Delhi on Friday.
This comes just six months after Punjab police discovered a BKI cell. That the arrests coincide with those in Mumbai and Ahmedabad confirms fears about the ISI-Lashkar combine's urgency about launching a wave of terrorist attacks in the run-up to the Commonwealth Games. The BKI comprises Khalistanis sheltered by the ISI in Rawalpindi and Lahore.
The leader of BKI, Paramjit Singh Raj, who is holed up in Pakistan figures in the dossier submitted to Pakistan last month.
The arrests show that BKI is being pressured, just like Indian Mujahideen terrorists hosted by Pakistan, by its ISI handlers to revive terror activities.
SSP, Mohali, Gurpreet Singh Bhullar said that two France-based terrorists identified as Purshotam Singh of Matheri and Goldy of Ghel, both from Ambala district, were funding the terrorists activities. Rs 1 lakh recovered from the two accused was sent by them. Police also recovered a .455 bore revolver with three cartridges from the two accused.
Purshottam Singh, a proclaimed offender, is one of the accused involved in the assassination of former Punjab CM Beant Singh, but could not be arrested. He had also tried to eliminate former Haryana CM Bhajan Lal before Benat Singh's assassination.
The arrest shows that BKI is trying hard to set up base in the region. The cops said that the money recovered from the arrested men was to be used to fund terror activities in the region. They were moving in an isolated area under suspicious circumstances. After getting a tip-off, a trap was laid with the help of the Delhi Police.
Preliminary interrogation of the accused revealed that they were planning to carry out blasts in the region to create terror, the cops said, adding that more revelations are expected in the coming days.
A case against them was registered at the Zirakpur police station and they were produced in the Derabassi court from where they were sent to police remand till March 21.
In September last year, the seizure of explosives in Rajasthan and arrest of BKI activists from Mohali and Fatehgarh Sahib had led to the fear that the banned terror outfit was trying to establish its base to revive terrorism in the state.
The intelligence wing of the Punjab police had also sent a three-page communication to the SSPs of all districts cautioning them about the renewed efforts by ISI of Pakistan and Pakistan-based Punjab terrorists to send consignments of arms, explosives, fake currency and drugs for reviving terror activities in the state, disrupting the economy and spreading the drug menace.
Investigations conducted so far have revealed a multi-layered conspiracy with persons sitting in Pakistan setting operational goals, UK-based masterminds and local modules acting in an organized and well directed manner.
According to sources, terrorist collaborators based in European countries, the US and Canada are active in sending funds and acting as co-ordinators.
Terrorist Group Babbar Khalsa
Even after the terrorist-secessionist movement for Khalistan was comprehensively defeated in 1993, there remain a handful of terrorist outfits chiefly supported by Pakistan and some non-resident Indian/non-required indian Sikh groups who continue to propagate the ideology of Khalistan. One of the most prominent among them is the Babbar Khalsa International (BKI). It is among the oldest and most organised Khalistan terrorist groups.
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Sikhs in Punjab are the majority community. The problems that arose in Punjab were due to the religion-based terrorist elements, externally encouraged, who sought to widen the communal divide between the Sikhs and other communities for their political ends. In the course of time, as many Sikhs fell victims to the terrorist bullets and bombs as Hindus. This defeated the aim of the terrorists of communalizing the Punjab polity. The people of Punjab have rejected terrorist violence and have demonstrated their faith in the democratic process by electing representatives to the State and national legislatures in elections held during 1992. Peace has returned to Punjab.
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* Babbar Khalsa ,International Sikh Youth Federation,Dal Khalsa,Bhinderanwala Tiger Force & Saheed Khalsa Force
Source - The Federation of American Scientists (FAS)
Cops find Babbar Khalsa terror camp in Punjab
Chandigarh: The Punjab Police has discovered a terrorist training camp right on the state's border with Himachal Pradesh.
Babbar Khalsa, the banned extremist outfit, seems to be making a comeback in the state in the aftermath of the October 2007 Ludhiana blasts.
After training in Pakistan, extremists are training youth in remote border villages in carrying out terrorist activities.
One such remote village is Garhi Mansowal — a remote hamlet on the Punjab-Himachal Pradesh border. ISI-trained militants thought the hamlet was the perfect spot to run a terrorist 'training' camp — and have been using it as a base to train college dropouts aged between 20 and 35 years.