New Delhi: The Intelligence Bureau today
warned that "inimical agencies" from "international bases"
were trying to revive Sikh militancy in Punjab by forging an
alliance between Sikh militant groups and Lashkar-e-Taiba.
"The attempts to revive Sikh militancy using
international bases is another worrisome trend," Director,
Intelligence Bureau, Rajiv Mathur said addressing the two-day
conference of Director Generals of state police here.
"There have been clear attempts by inimical agencies
abroad to reactivate Sikh terrorist elements, forge nexus
between LeT and terrorist groups like Babbar Khalsa
International and the Khalistan Zindabad Force and mobilise
their resources for planning terrorist violence in Punjab and
elsewhere in the country," Mathur said.
Earlier this month, Minister of state for Home Affairs
Ajay Maken had also warned against attempts by Sikh groups to
"A close watch is maintained on the activities of
various groups known to have been engaged in trying to foment
terrorist activities in Punjab," the Minister had said.
Babbar Khalsa International, International Sikh Youth
Federation, Khalistan Commando Force and Khalistan Zindabad
Force are listed as terrorist organisations in the schedule of
the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Act, 2004.