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 12 months.

New Delhi:

A terror operative who was the principle shooter within the grenade assault on the Punjab Police intelligence headquarters in Mohali final 12 months has been arrested from Uttar Pradesh, an official of the Nationwide Investigation Company (NIA) stated at the moment.

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 stated.

The official stated Deepak Ranga had been on the run for the reason that rocket-propelled grenade (RPG) assault on the intelligence headquarters in Mohali in Might final 12 months.

“Ranga is an in depth 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 quite a few different violent terrorist and prison offences, together with killings,” the spokesperson stated.

The official stated he has been actively receiving terror funds and logistical help from Rinda and Landa.

The NIA had registered the case suo motu on September 20 final 12 months after it emerged that terrorist outfits and terror parts based mostly overseas had been working in tandem with leaders and members of organised prison gangs working in northern states of the nation to commit focused killings and violent prison acts.

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

The NIA stated for the reason that registration of three prison circumstances in opposition to the terror-gangster-drug smuggler networks, the company has already arrested 19 leaders or members of assorted organised prison gangs, two arms suppliers and a key financier linked 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 House Affairs on January 9, the spokesperson stated, including additional motion to dismantle the terror-gangster-smuggler nexus and infrastructure could be intensified within the close to future.

(Apart from the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV employees and is revealed from a syndicated feed.)

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