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Punjab Police recovers Four hand-grenades and weapons concealed at a village in Batala

AMRITSAR: The Punjab Police on Tuesday recovered another cache of Hand grenades and arms and ammunition concealed by them at Dhariwaal-Batala road near village Suchetgarh in district Batala.

Notably, the Amritsar Rural Police on the intervening night of Sunday and Monday, had arrested two militants identified as Amritpal Singh and Sammy, both residents of Amritsar after recovering two Hand-grenades, one Pistol (9mm), along with live bullets and magazines from their possession. The duo, allegedly associated with a UK-based terrorist entity, had been operating on the directions of UK-based terrorist Gurpreet Singh Khalsa alias Gurpreet.
Sharing details, Director General of Police (DGP) Punjab Dinkar Gupta said that following the disclosures of the accused persons, SSP Amritsar Rural Gulneet Singh sent a team led by SHO Gharinda to carry out a search operation at village Suchetgarh on the intervening night of Monday and Tuesday.

He said that the police team has recovered four more hand grenades, besides, three Pistols (9 mm) , six magazines and 30 live rounds from the spot.
The preliminary investigations indicated that the recovered arms and ammunition were to be used to disrupt the peace and harmony and create a sense of terror in the state of Punjab, he added.

Police said that sections of 13, 16, 18, 20 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act in the FIR. Earlier, the FIR no. 187 dated 16.8.2021 u/s 25/27 Arms Act and 3,4,5 of Explosive Substance (Amendment) Act, had been registered at Police Station Gharinda, Amritsar.

Dawn Punjab
Author: Dawn Punjab

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