Four other members of the ISI-backed militant module involved in an attempt to blow up an oil tanker with an IED Tiffin bomb last month have been arrested following Capt Amarinder Singh’s high alert order.

Chandigarh: Four more members of the ISI-backed militant module involved in attempting to blow up an oil tanker with an IED Tiffin bomb last month have been arrested following a high alert order issued by Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh in the state. This is the fourth case of a Pakistani terrorist module being exposed in the state in the last 40 days.

DGP Dinkar Gupta on Wednesday disclosed that two Pakistan-based militants, including a Pakistani intelligence officer, have been identified and named in the case. One of the men was arrested earlier.

Taking serious note of the best efforts of terrorist groups to disturb the peace in the state, Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh directed the police to remain on high alert. With the reopening of schools and educational institutions, in particular, the festive season and Assembly elections are ahead. The Chief Minister asked the DGP to ensure high-level security arrangements, especially in busy places like markets as well as sensitive establishments across the state.

According to police, Lakhbir Singh Rode, head of the banned International Sikh Youth Federation in Pakistan, and Qasim were behind the terrorist module. Qasim is a Pakistani intelligence officer while Lakhbir Singh Rode alias Baba is a resident of Rode village in Moga district. Gurmukh Singh Rode, who was recently arrested from Jalandhar, is his nephew. Lakhbir Singh Rode’s brother Jasbir Singh Rode is a former Jathedar of Sri Akal Takht Sahib.

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