In a significant breakthrough, the Punjab Police announced the arrest of a crucial operative linked to Pakistan-based terrorist Harvinder Rinda, thwarting a sinister plot to unleash “sensational crimes” in the state. Director General of Police Gaurav Yadav confirmed the arrest on Friday, shedding light on the alarming connections between the operative and the notorious terror outfit.
The apprehended individual, identified as Khichan, was found in possession of a Chinese pistol and eight live cartridges at the time of his arrest. According to DGP Gaurav Yadav, preliminary investigations have unveiled a disturbing narrative of Khichan working under the directives of Harvinder Rinda, actively supplying weapons to the associates of the dreaded Babbar Khalistan International (BKI).
In a major breakthrough, #AGTF, Punjab in a joint operation with Central agencies has arrested Kailash Khichan, a key operative of #Pak based terrorist Harvinder Singh @ Rinda & #USA based Harpreet Singh @ Happy Passia (1/4) pic.twitter.com/EmFdyzTzj3— DGP Punjab Police (@DGPPunjabPolice) January 12, 2024
The revelation points to a meticulously planned conspiracy aimed at orchestrating sensational crimes within the state of Punjab, posing a serious threat to the peace and security of the region. The intercepted Chinese pistol and ammunition only underscore the gravity of the situation, indicating the potential magnitude of the intended acts of terror.
“Preliminary interrogation has revealed that the accused Khichan, on the directions of terrorist Rinda, was supplying weapons to the associates of terrorist outfit Babbar Khalistan International (BKI) to carry out sensational crimes in the State,” stated DGP Gaurav Yadav.
The Babbar Khalistan International (BKI) has a long history of engaging in violent activities, advocating for an independent Sikh state. The collaboration between Khichan and Rinda suggests a cross-border nexus, emphasizing the need for heightened vigilance and international cooperation to combat terrorism effectively.
The Punjab Police’s successful operation has not only disrupted an immediate threat but has also unveiled the intricate network of individuals operating at the behest of notorious terrorists. The arrest sends a strong message that law enforcement agencies are actively pursuing and dismantling terror networks to ensure the safety of citizens.
The authorities are now intensifying their efforts to gather more intelligence, trace potential collaborators, and thwart any residual threats that may linger. The public is urged to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activities to assist law enforcement in maintaining the security of the state.
As the investigation progresses, the arrest of Khichan becomes a critical milestone in the ongoing battle against terrorism in the region. It highlights the imperative for continuous cooperation between intelligence agencies, both at the national and international levels, to counter the ever-evolving and interconnected nature of modern terrorism.