Ropar: Police have arrested two alleged activists of Babbar Khalsa International and claimed to have foiled an assassination bid on controversial religious leader Baba Piara Singh Bhaniara.
Ropar SSP LK Yadav on Monday said a police party arrested Harminder Singh and Balwinder Singh near Bunga Sahib after getting specific information and recovered one 32 bore revolver, 10 live cartridges and some explosive material.
Yadav said preliminary interrogation revealed they were planning to kill Baba Piara Singh Bhaniara during his visit for court appearance at Ambala.
He said both were working under the guidance of Baljit Singh alias `Bhau`, who was lodged in Tihar Jail and making efforts to revive terrorism by recruiting youths on pretext of assuring the would be settled abroad.
The SSP said Balwinder had smuggled RDX in the form of `Burfi` in Burail Jail in 1997 on the directions of Beant Singh assassination case accused Jagtar Singh Hawara, while Harminder was involved in incidents of rifle and motorcycle snatching and a bank robbery attempt.