Chandigarh, October 1: Punjab Police arrested a third operative of the ISI-backed terror module operated by Canada-based Lakhbir Landa and Pakistan-based Harvinder Rinda on Saturday.
The accused has been identified as Harpreet alias Har Sarpanch, said police.
"CI Wing Punjab Police arrested Harpreet @ Har Sarpanch, the third operative of the ISI-backed terror module operated by Canada-based Landa and Pak-based Rinda. Major blow to ISI terror module and another success in the drive to make Punjab secure and safe as per the vision of CM Bhagwant Mann," Punjab Director General of Police (DGP) Gaurav Yadav said on Twitter.
Last month, on September 23, Punjab police arrested two suspects in connection with an ISI-backed terror module controlled by Canada-based Lakhbir Landa and Pakistan-based Harvinder Rinda.
The police had also seized one AK-56 Rifle, two magazines and 90 live cartridges.
Earlier, taking to Twitter, Punjab Police said, "Punjab Police has busted an ISI-backed terror module controlled by Canada-based Lakhbir Landa and Pak-based Harvinder Rinda. Two module members were arrested with the recovery of one AK-56 Rifle, two Magazines and 90 live cartridges."
Lakhbir Singh Landa was named as a key conspirator in the Mohali blast case in May, after a Rocket-Propelled Grenade (RPG) attack on the Punjab Police Intelligence headquarters earlier this week.
Punjab Director General of Police VK Bhawra stated on Saturday during a press conference, "The key conspirator is Lakhbir Singh Landa. He's a resident of the Tarn Taran district in Punjab. He is a gangster and shifted to Canada in 2017. He is a close associate of Harinder Singh Rinda, who is in close proximity to Babbar Khalsa International chief Wadhawa Singh, is a part of ISI and operates from Pakistan."