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Three with radical links arrested in Punjab

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

Three persons with suspected radical links were arrested on Friday for allegedly planning to carry out criminal activities in Punjab, officials said.

A said of Ajnala, Manjit Singh of and of Gurdwara were arrested from and two .32 bore pistols, three magazines and 14 live cartridges were recovered from their possession.

The three allegedly have association with different radical organisations and actively participate in radical activities in Punjab, he said.

The trio were in touch through and were planning to target the persons responsible for incidents of sacrilege in and leaders of Shiv Sena, the said.

The accused allegedly procured the weapons from in "The origin of the recovered weapons is being ascertained and the supplier will be identified," he added.

Baljit had worked as a 'granthi' (priest) at a gurudwara in Nagpur, for about four years and recently shifted to Ajnala in district.

He was allegedly associated with different radical organisations and during the search of his residence at Ajnala, literature relating to different radical organisations was found and seized.

"It is also being ascertained if the accused were being funded and tasked by the radical organisations. Besides, the Indian and foreign contacts of the arrested accused are also being looked into," he added.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, March 15 2019. 20:55 IST