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Punjab police recovers 2.5 kg RDX with detonator, operator nabbed

13/01/2022 at 10:30 PM

Punjab, Jan 13: Punjab Police on Thursday recovered a huge cache of explosives including 2.5 kilograms of RDX and a detonator from a cross-border operator.

Police said it have recovered 2.5 kg RDX, one detonator, codex wire, five explosive fuses along with wires, 12 cartridges of AK 47 Assault Rifle from a militant.

Director-General of Police (DGP), Punjab, V.K. Bhawra said the recovery was made on the interrogation of Amandeep Kumar, the prime accused of grenade attacks in Pathankot which were operated recently.

Amandeep was among the six operatives of the International Sikh Youth Federation (ISYF) arrested on Monday. He confessed to having carried out two grenade attacks in Pathankot along with the Army camp at Pathankot.

Senior Superintendent of Police Kanwardeep Kaur said, a large number of militant hardware that includes RDX, tiffin IEDs, the associated explosive material for assembling IEDs, hand grenades, firearms and also narcotics have been pushed by Lakhbir Singh Rode, a self-proclaimed chief of the ISYF, across the international border mainly via drones and using his network of cross-border smugglers

She said the consignment was provided by Rode, who presently residing in Pakistan, to Amandeep through his associate and handler of this terror module, Sukhpreet Singh.

During the last June and July-2021, Rode figured prominently in operationalizing a series of terror modules through his network in Punjab and other states, said a Punjab police official.

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