Man Who Attacked Punjab Police Headquarters With Grenade Launcher Arrested

Man who attacked Punjab police headquarters with grenade launcher arrested

RPG Attack on Punjab Police Headquarters: NIA registered the case on September 20 of last year.

New Delhi:

A National Investigation Agency (NIA) official said today that a terrorist task force who was the main shooter in last year’s grenade attack on the Punjab Police intelligence headquarters in Mohali has been arrested. arrested from Uttar Pradesh.

Deepak Ranga, a resident of Surakpur in Haryana’s Jhajjar district, was arrested from Gorakhpur on Wednesday morning, a spokesman for the federal counterterrorism agency said.

The official said Deepak Ranga had been on the run since the rocket-propelled grenade (RPG) attack on the intelligence headquarters in Mohali last May.

“Ranga is a close associate of gangster turned terrorist Lakhbir Singh Sandhu alias ‘Landa’ in Canada and gangster turned terrorist in Pakistan Harvinder Singh Sandhu alias ‘Rinda’. in the May RPG attack, he has been involved in a number of other violent criminal and terrorist crimes, including murders,” the spokesperson said.

The official said he was actively receiving terrorist funds and logistical support from Rinda and Landa.

The NIA registered the suo motu case on September 20 last year after it emerged that foreign-based terrorist groups and elements were operating in tandem with leaders and members of the Organized crime gangs operate in the northern states of the country to commit targeted murders and violent crimes. behavior.

“It is reported that the terrorist-gangster-drug-trafficking network is also engaged in smuggling terrorist equipment such as weapons, ammunition, explosives, IEDs, etc. across borders through a network. federally broad spectrum of gunmen, illegal firearms and ammunition manufacturers and suppliers and dealers of explosives,” the spokesperson said.

The NIA said that since registering three criminal cases against terrorist-gangster-drug networks, it has arrested 19 leaders or members of organized crime gangs different organizations, two weapons suppliers and a key financier are linked to this network under Illegal Activities. (Prevention) Act.

The spokesman said Canada-based Arsh Dalla was designated a “personal terrorist” by the Home Office on January 9, adding further actions to dismantle the terrorist link. gangster-smuggling and infrastructure will be enhanced in the near future.

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