Chandigarh: Punjab Police has got a big success. Punjab Police on Sunday arrested a terrorist of Babbar Khalsa. This terrorist, wanted in Ludhiana’s Shingar cinema bomb blast and other cases, was absconding for the last 12 years. He kept avoiding the eyes of the police but on Sunday the police caught it.
The Anti-Gangster Task Force (AGTF) of Punjab Police arrested Charanjit Singh alias Patialvi from Derabassi in Mohali. Patialvi was an active member of the terrorist organization Babbar Khalsa International (BKI) and was involved in the 2007 Ludhiana blasts. Six people were killed in this explosion while 40 people were injured. The terrorist module of BKI was busted by the police in 2010. AGTF Deputy Inspector General Gurpreet Singh Bhullar said on Sunday that all other associates of Patialvi were arrested by the Punjab Police in 2010.
Police said Patialvi was evading arrest for the past 12 years by using different identities and locations. Bhullar told, ‘Patialavi was presently hiding in a gurdwara in Kharagpur, West Bengal in the guise of a granthi and was not using any communication device (mobile phone etc.).’ Bhullar told that the addresses of West Bengal from him. Various identity cards have been recovered.
Bhullar said that Patialvi, a resident of Butta Singh Wala village in Patiala, was declared a proclaimed offender in the case registered under the Explosive Substances Act and Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) at Machiwada police station. He said that the team led by Assistant Inspector General Gurmeet Singh Chauhan and Deputy Superintendent of Police Bikramjit Singh Brar arrested Patialvi from near the Gurdwara located in Lali village near Dera Bassi. This terrorist module was also allegedly involved in the 2010 blasts at Kalimata Temple in Patiala and Ambala.