Kashmiri Sikh youth arrested for alleged links with Khalistan Liberation Front

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A 29-year-old Kashmiri youth from the Sikh community has been arrested by the Delhi police for alleged links with militant outfit, Khalistan Liberation Front (KLF).

Mohinderpal Singh, a resident from Diwan Beg village of Baramulla district in north Kashmir, was missing from his home since 15 June. The police while seeking custody of Mr. Singh submitted that he was arrested on 16 June “at night with illegal firearm (one pistol with two live rounds)” and allegedly disclosed that “he was in touch with Khalistani Militants like Daya Singh Lahoriya and Jagtar Singh Hawara”.

The police claimed that the accused disclosed their links with Khalistan Liberation Force leaders and “revealed plans to commit target-killings on instructions from Khalistani militants” sponsored by Pakistan’s intelligence wing, ISI, reported The Hindu.

Currently, Mr. Singh was residing in Chander Vihar area of New Delhi. He was booked under section 13/18/20 of Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA).

Speaking with the newspaper, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Special Cell) Sanjeev Kumar Yadav said: “Police got a tip-off regarding the activities of one Mohinder, a sympathizer of Khalistan Liberation Front, who was planning to commit a terrorist activity in the national capital after which a trap was laid near Hastsal on June 15 and around 9 pm, Mohinder was arrested.”

Three pistols and seven live cartridges were recovered from the men. Three phones with many incriminating videos and photographs related to Khalistani movement were also recovered from them, police said.

The police in their investigation also claims to have found several video/audio clips “promoting Khalistan terrorism, and several pictures of arms and ammunition in the accused’s mobile phone”.

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