Independence Day 2022: Pakistan-based ISI-backed terror module has been busted in Punjab with the help of Delhi Police ahead of the 75th Independence Day, Punjab police informed.
According to reports, four members associated with Canada-based Arsh Dalla and Australia-based Gurjant Singh have been arrested.
Reports say 3 hand grenades (P-86), 1 IED and two 9mm pistols along with 40 live cartridges have been recovered from the terrorists.
Addressing media, Punjab DGP Gaurav Yadav said, "On eve of Independence day, the Punjab police achieved huge success against terrorism. Four involved with the ISI-backed terror module have been arrested in Delhi with help of Delhi police."
"A 2.5kg magnetic IED made of 1.6kg RDX, 3 hand grenades, 2 pistols have been recovered. A Canada-based man & another Australian were handlers of this module. Further interrogation going on," Gaurav Yadav said.
Meanwhile, tight security arrangements have been made in Punjab and Haryana and their common capital Chandigarh ahead of the Independence Day, with vehicles being checked at state borders and strict vigil being maintained to check anti-social elements, officials said.
According to officials, a thick blanket of security has been thrown around the venues where dignitaries, including governors and chief ministers, will unfurl the national flag on August 15.
CCTV cameras have been installed near vital and vulnerable points to ensure peaceful celebrations, they said.
Police also conducted checking at bus stands and railway stations and have asked the owners of hotels, guest houses, and taxi services to keep a watch on their customers and report on movement of any suspicious person.
While Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann will unfurl the tricolour in a state-level function in Ludhiana on Monday, his Haryana counterpart Manohar Lal Khattar will unfurl the flag in Panipat's Samalkha.
(With inputs from PTI)
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