Babbar Khalsa member`s home raided in Punjab

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 23, 2010 - 13:44

Mumbai: In a joint operation with the Punjab counter-intelligence team, the state Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) raided the house of Nishant Singh, arrested member of Sikh terrorist outfit Babbar Khalsa International (BKI) and recovered weapons, suspected to have been sent from Pakistan.

Singh (26), who was arrested on June 19 by ATS from suburban Chembur, had been on the run after firing at officials of the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) in Punjab on December 27, 2009.
Following his arrest, an ATS team visited his village Daleke in Taran-taran district of Punjab and raided Singh`s farm where they recovered an AK-47 rifle with 1110 rounds, a
0.30 Chinese pistol, a 9mm Belgium pistol a Zfrench pistol and a country made pistol, ATS chief Rakesh Maria said.
"Singh during interrogation revealed that he had procured the arms from across the border. We are still probing this," Maria said.

Singh was arrested soon after he arrived in the city from Nanded along with five associates, who have been given a clean chit.

"We had sent the photographs of the five persons travelling with Singh to Punjab for verification. But we have learnt that they are not involved," the ATS chief said.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, June 23, 2010 - 13:44

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