The Punjab Police on Tuesday announced that it has arrested two alleged terrorists belonging to a terror module set up by a Europe-based radical militant group to target leaders and members of socio-religious organisations in the state.
Palwinder Singh and Sandeep Kumar were arrested by the Counter Intelligence Unit of Punjab Police from Batala town, a police spokesperson said.
"Investigations so far have revealed that the duo had been tasked with creating political instability by fanning communal passions in the state," he said.
A huge cache of arms and ammunition was also recovered from their possession.
"The seizure included one 9 mm pistol, 2 magazines and 13 live rounds, two .32 bore pistols, along with 4 magazines and 33 live rounds and one .12 bore countrymade gun," he said.
The module was controlled by Shaminder Singh alias Sherry, currently operating from Germany and believed to be in touch with other militant leaders based in Belgium, such as Jagdish Singh Bhoora, he added.
"These militants, based in different countries of Europe, are also wanted in various criminal cases in several police stations of Punjab on charges of promoting terrorist activities in the state."
The police have also arrested Sherry's mother Jaswinder Kaur from Batala. Two weapons were seized from her also.
Jaswinder has told the police that Sherry had visited Punjab on several occasions, the last visit being in January, 2017. Sherry was supporting the arrested members of the terror module from Germany, police said.
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