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Punjab Police arrest terror operative Prabhpreet Singh Germany from Delhi Airport

Since Prabhpreet was living in Germany, Punjab Police, after nominating him in this case, issued Look Out Circular against him through Bureau of Immigration, New Delhi, to ensure his arrest

Written by  Jasleen Kaur -- April 12th 2024 07:31 PM
Punjab Police arrest terror operative Prabhpreet Singh Germany from Delhi Airport

Punjab Police arrest terror operative Prabhpreet Singh Germany from Delhi Airport

Chandigarh/Amritsar, April 12: Amidst the ongoing drive against terrorism, the State Special Operation Cell (SSOC), Amritsar, has busted a terrorist recruitment, funding and aiding module with the arrest of Germany-based operative Prabhpreet Singh Sidhu from IGI Airport in Delhi, said Director General of Police (DGP) Punjab Gaurav Yadav here on Friday.

In 2020, a tip-off was received at SSOC Amritsar that KZF terrorist Jagdish Singh Bhura is planning to hit some high-profile targets in Punjab and to accomplish this task, he has provided weapons and financial support to his India-based associates. The Punjab Police took swift action and busted the module by arresting four operatives of this organisation and recovered arms and ammunition from their possession.

An FIR No. 18, dated 19.12.2020 was registered under Sections 13, 17, 18, 18-B and 20 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) and Section 25 of the Arms Act at the Police Station State Special Operation Cell, Amritsar. 


DGP Gaurav Yadav said during investigations, the accused had disclosed that they were working on the directions of wanted terrorist Jagdish Singh Bhura and his close-aide Prabhpreet Singh. The arrested persons had also revealed that they were planning to hit high profile targets, he added.

He said since Prabhpreet was living in Germany, the Punjab Police after nominating him in this case, got issued Look Out Circular (LOC) against him through the Bureau of Immigration, New Delhi to ensure his arrest. 

“On Wednesday, the immigration authorities at the IGI Airport, Delhi, informed us about the detention of Prabhpreet Singh. Subsequently, a team of SSOC, Amritsar, rushed to Delhi and arrested the accused,” said the DGP. 

Sharing more details, AIG SSOC, Amritsar, Sukhminder Singh Mann said preliminary investigations had revealed that accused Prabhpreet went to Poland on a valid visa in 2017, and crossed to Germany by road in 2020. To attain permanent residence in Germany, he applied for political asylum, he added.

While living in Germany, the accused came in touch with Belgium-based KZF terrorist Jagdish Singh Bhura and got involved in anti-national activities, said the AIG, while adding that the accused arranged funding and weapons to his Indian associate to carry out targeted killings and other disruptive activities.

He said further investigations were being conducted to unearth the whole network of Prabhpreet and the module he was working for.

Meanwhile, police teams have procured remand of accused Prabhpreet till April 15 after producing him in the court.

- With inputs from our correspondent

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