Chandigarh: Banned terror outfit, Khalistan Tiger Force (KTF), has claimed responsibility of the huge haul of explosives recovered from an abandoned car in Ambala on October 12.
KTF owed up responsibility in a press release issued on October 23 from Patiala. As per KTF, the wanted to eliminate Congress leader Sajjan Kumar to avenge the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.
Kumar is one of the accused in the 1984 Anti-Sikh riots. He, along with five others, is facing trial for allegedly instigating a mob which killed six persons in the Delhi Cantonment area during the riots that took place in Delhi after the assassination of the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.
As per reports, the plan was to target Kumar when he appeared in the Karkardooma court in east Delhi on October 19 for a court hearing in connection with the riots case.
Kumar did appear but hearing was adjourned till November 11.
Security agencies have reasons to be worried as the Khalistan Tiger Force, in the press release, has warned that they will keep trying to target Sajjan Kumar.
Five kg of RDX, detonators and timers were Wednesday recovered from a car parked at the Ambala Cantonment railway station.
In the explosive haul case, the Delhi Police, after preliminary investigations, had said that Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) and Babbar Khalsa International (BKI) had joined hands to plot a terror strike in the national capital ahead of Diwali.