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Sirhali RPG attack case: Punjab Police recover loaded RPG; nab three module members

Sub-module was handled by Philippines-based Yadwinder Singh

Written by  Jasleen Kaur -- December 27th 2022 04:37 PM -- Updated: December 27th 2022 05:37 PM
Sirhali RPG attack case: Punjab Police recover loaded RPG; nab three module members

Sirhali RPG attack case: Punjab Police recover loaded RPG; nab three module members

Mohali, December 27:  The Punjab Police on Tuesday recovered a loaded RPG and arrested three module members in further investigation of the Sirhali RPG attack case.

The information was shared by DGP Gaurav Yadav in a tweet. He said the Punjab Police had busted sub-module handled by Philippines-based Yadwinder Singh following the instructions of Canada-based terrorist Lakhbir Landa.





DGP Gaurav Yadav identified the arrested persons as Kulbir Singh, Hira Singh, and Davinder Singh, all resident of village Chambal in Tarn Taran. Accused Yadwinder Singh had also been booked, he added. 

With the recovery of a ready-to-use fresh RPG, the Punjab Police have successfully thwarted another possible terrorist attack aimed at disturbing the peace and harmony of the state,” claimed the DGP. 

The development came days after the arrest of seven persons, including two juveniles in conflict with the law, who carried out the terror attack at the police station, Sirhali building, in Tarn Taran at about 11.18 pm on December 9.

DGP Gaurav Yadav said in an intelligence-led operation, the Tarn Taran police laid a nakabandi at bridge Billianwala and arrested two bike-borne persons identified as Kulbir Singh and Hira Singh in connection with the Sirhali RPG attack.


SSP, Tarn Taran, Gurmeet Singh Chauhan said during interrogation, the accused stated that they had provided one loaded RPG on the day of the RPG attack on the police station, Sirhali, on the instructions of Yadwinder Singh, currently residing in Manila, Philippines.

Accused Yadwinder had also sent a tutorial video on launching an RPG attack to show it to juveniles, who fired RPG at the police station, he added.

During further questioning, the accused said they along with another accused, Davinder Singh, had concealed another RPG on the instructions of Yadwinder Singh. The RPG along with a rocket launcher was recovered from a pinpointed location on the banks of the Beas at village Keedian in Tarn Taran.

The DGP said police teams had also arrested accused Davinder Singh, who disclosed that they were hatching a conspiracy to carry out another terrorist attack in the state on the instructions of Yadwinder Singh and Landa. The police are further investigating the backward and forward linkages in this case and more recoveries and arrests are expected soon, he added.

Meanwhile, Tarn Taran police have called the Army authorities and forensic teams to examine the RPG and rocket launcher.

- PTC NEWS

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