Chandigarh: The Punjab Police Thursday arrested a top Khalistani terrorist, Ramndeep Singh alias Goldy, from Chennai airport, a senior police officer said.
Ramndeep Singh is from the Khalistan Tiger Force (KTF).
"As part of the ongoing exercise of tracking down wanted terrorists abroad, Ramandeep Singh was traced to Thailand," Punjab Police Inspector General Gaurav Yadav said here.
A two-member police party of the counter intelligence unit camped in Thailand for three weeks in September-October 2014 but Goldy managed to escape to Malaysia.
He was later tracked down in Malaysia and in co-ordination with central agencies and Malaysian authorities brought to Chennai early Thursday "and put under arrest at the Chennai airport", Yadav said.
Ramandeep Singh is the second major Khalistani terrorist to be arrested by Punjab Police in recent weeks.
Rattandeep Singh, chief of the Bhindranwale Tiger Force of Khalistan and a former associate of terrorists Paramjit Singh Panjwar and Wadhawa Singh, was caught in Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh.
Nabbed by the Punjab State Special Operation Cell (SSOC) Sep 17, Rattandeep was based in Pakistan since 1993 and was wanted in a number of cases of bomb blasts.
Yadav said the counter intelligence wing of Punjab Police has started an exercise of tracking wanted terrorists staying abroad. He said leads about Ramandeep Singh were obtained as a part of this process.
Ramandeep, who belongs to Bassi Pathana in Ropar district, came into contact with Babbar Khalsa International (BKI) terrorist Darshan Singh who introduced him to the Britain-based terrorist Paramjit Singh, a police officer said.