Days after Pathankot attack, 3 arrested in Mohali with Pak SIM; advanced arms, Chinese pistols seized

Days after terrorists stormed Pathankot's airbase, Punjab Police on Monday arrested three men with a Pakistani SIM and several sophisticated weapons.

Updated: Jan 04, 2016, 16:31 PM IST
Days after Pathankot attack, 3 arrested in Mohali with Pak SIM; advanced arms, Chinese pistols seized

Mohali: Days after terrorists stormed Pathankot's airbase, Punjab Police on Monday arrested three men with a Pakistani SIM and several sophisticated weapons.

The three men, arrested from Mohali, were carrying weapons having Pakistan's markings. Also, Chinese pistols have been recovered from their possession.

"They had links with smugglers across border,many cases of murder against them," police official S Bhullar said.

"No report of them being in touch with extremists, they are smugglers who also kidnap for ransom," police added.

Officials are quizzing them to determine their identity. However, terror angle is still not ruled out.

A maximum alert was sounded and security strengthened across Punjab on Sunday in the wake of the Pathankot attack by suspected Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorists.