Lucknow: A member of terrorist organisation
Khalistan Zindabad Force, also associated with Babbar Khalsa
International, was arrested by anti-terror squad of Uttar
Pradesh Police from Saharanpur Sunday, a senior officer said.
Gurjant Singh, a native of Kurukshetra district in
Haryana, was arrested from a hotel on Doon Road in Saharanpur
and an Italian pistol and some documents were seized from him,
Additional Director General of Police Brij Lal said here.
The arrested man allegedly acted as a link between KZF
and BKI, the officer said.
He said for the last few days, information was being
received regarding activities of Gurjant in the state.
"He was living with his family in hiding in Naya Gaon
Khanora in Jyotiba Phule Nagar," the ADG said.
He claimed that during interrogation, Gurjant revealed
that on the directives of KZF leader Balwinder Singh Posi, who
is based in the US, he used to supply arms to members of the
organisation, besides providing them shelter.
On the directives of Posi, he allegedly procured two
pistols and 20 cartridges from a person in Muzaffarnagar and
supplied them to two men -- Jagmohan Singh and Ramandeep Singh
alias Goldi, he said.
"These weapons were later used in the murder of president
of National Sikh Sangat Rulda Singh and Posi gave Gurjant Rs
1.3 lakh for weapons," Brij Lal said.
He claimed that on the directives of Jagtar Singh Tara,
an accused in Punjab CM Beant Singh`s murder, Gurjant gave
shelter to Harminder Raj Singh, main accused in Shringar
cinema hall blast in Ludhiana.
"Tara, a member of Babbar Khalsa, who was an accused in
Beant Singh murder case, escaped from Buril jail in 2005 and
is currently based in Pakistan," the ADG said.
He said Gurjant was hiding in UP from more than two years
and Posi used to supply him money from America. The ADG said
that Punjab Police had been informed about the catch and their
team is likely to arrive here soon.