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Punjab: Police arrests Spain-based NRI Harjeet Singh for terror financing, conspiring target killings

by Asian News International

Chandigarh [India], August 3 (ANI): Amidst the ongoing campaign to make Punjab a safe and secure state, State Special Operation Cell (SSOC) of Punjab Police arrested a Spain-based Indian National Harjeet Singh from Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi in connection with terror financing and involvement in planning to execute target killings in the state.

According to Information and Public Relations Department, Punjab, the Police teams have also arrested Harjeet’s close-associate identified as Amrinder Singh alias Bunty from his home district Khanna.

The development came in less than a week after Punjab Police busted a target killing module with the arrest of five module members handled by foreign entities linked to Khalistan Liberation Force (KLF).

AIG SSOC SAS Nagar Ashwani Kapur said that they had received reliable input that an Indian national Harjeet Singh, a native of village Ghanshampur in Gurdaspur, had come to India around a month ago and is involved in activities of terror financing and also planning to execute few target killings in the state, is about to leave towards Spain by boarding an international flight from Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi.

Acting swiftly, Punjab Police opened a look out circular (LOC) against him immediately, which eventually led to his arrest from the airport, he added.

Further investigation of the arrested accused Harjeet Singh revealed that the latter has played a crucial role in facilitating terror activities by funding and assisting his aide Amrinder alias Bunty, he said, adding that developing the leads obtained from the interrogation of accused Harjeet, Police teams from SSOC managed to arrest Amrinder alias Bunty from Khanna.

A preliminary investigation revealed that both the accused persons came in contact with each other through social media and shared similar radical psychology with each other. Accused Harjeet Singh had several times sent financial aid to his accomplice Amrinder Bunty in India from Spain to execute target killing of religious leaders.

Ashwani Kapur said that investigations have also revealed that Harjeet Singh was working at the behest of some foreign-based radicals linked to KLF and has been using two pseudo-Facebook accounts for promoting radical content including activities of Sikhs for Justice. (ANI)

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