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Man Who Attacked Punjab Police Headquarters With Grenade Launcher Arrested


RPG Assault on Punjab Police Headquarters: NIA had registered the case on September 20 final yr.

New Delhi:

A terror operative who was the principle shooter within the grenade assault on the Punjab Police intelligence headquarters in Mohali final yr has been arrested from Uttar Pradesh, an official of the Nationwide Investigation Company (NIA) mentioned right now.

Deepak Ranga, a resident of Surakpur in Jhajjar district of Haryana, was arrested from Gorakhpur Wednesday morning, a spokesperson of the federal anti-terror company mentioned.

The official mentioned Deepak Ranga had been on the run because the rocket-propelled grenade (RPG) assault on the intelligence headquarters in Mohali in Might final yr.

“Ranga is a detailed affiliate of Canada-based gangster-turned-terrorist Lakhbir Singh Sandhu alias ‘Landa’ and Pakistan-based gangster-turned-terrorist Harvinder Singh Sandhu alias ‘Rinda’. Aside from his involvement within the Might RPG assault, he has been concerned in plenty of different violent terrorist and felony offences, together with killings,” the spokesperson mentioned.

The official mentioned he has been actively receiving terror funds and logistical assist from Rinda and Landa.

The NIA had registered the case suo motu on September 20 final yr after it emerged that terrorist outfits and terror parts based mostly overseas have been working in tandem with leaders and members of organised felony gangs working in northern states of the nation to commit focused killings and violent felony acts.

“It had emerged that the terror-gangster-drug smuggler community was additionally engaged in smuggling terrorist {hardware} similar to arms, ammunition, explosives, IEDs, and so on. throughout border by a widespread inter-state community of gunrunners, unlawful arms and ammunition producers and suppliers and explosive traffickers,” the spokesperson mentioned.

The NIA mentioned because the registration of three felony instances towards the terror-gangster-drug smuggler networks, the company has already arrested 19 leaders or members of varied organised felony gangs, two arms suppliers and a key financier related with the community beneath the Illegal Actions (Prevention) Act.

Canada-based Arsh Dalla has been designated as an “particular person terrorist” by the Ministry of Residence Affairs on January 9, the spokesperson mentioned, including additional motion to dismantle the terror-gangster-smuggler nexus and infrastructure can be intensified within the close to future.
 

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