5 terrorists arrested after encounter in Delhi’s Shakarpur, Khalistan-ISI link emerges

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One of the five arrested by Delhi Police on Monday after the encounter is suspected to be linked with the killing of Shaurya Chakra awardee Balwinder Singh Bhikhiwind, Delhi Police said. The other three arrested, all residents of Kashmir, are linked to Hizbul Mujahideen, police added.

The Special Cell of Delhi Police on Monday arrested five suspected terrorists after an encounter with the police in Delhi’s Shakarpur area. Initial probe suggests that the five, two from Punjab and three from Jammu and Kashmir, have links to Khalistan and Islamic terror organisations.

Top officials of Delhi police have told  that the group was backed by Pakistan’s ISI for Narco terrorism. So far the name of the terror organisation has not yet been confirmed. Three pistols and two kilo heroin have been seized from them.

Weapons, drugs and other incriminating materials have been recovered by the terrorists who have been apprehended under narcoterrorism charges. Of the five people, two are from Punjab, three are from Kashmir. Weapons, drugs and other incriminating materials have been recovered by them. They are also said to have linkage with big terror outfits including Khalistan and had plans to launch an operation during Bharat Bandh called by farmer unions tomorrow.
Names of the suspect arrested by Delhi police Special cell 
1:- Shabbir Ahmed
2:-Ayub Pathan
3:-Riyaz Rather
4:-Gurjeet Singh
5:-Sukhdeep Singh

Two involved in killing of Shaurya Chakra Awardee Balwinder Singh Sandhu:

Of the five arrested terrorists, two have been found linked to the killing of the Shaurya Chakra awardee Balwinder Singh Sandhu. Sandhu who fought terrorism in Punjab was shot dead by unknown assailants in Tarn Taran district in October, months after the government withdrew his security cover.

“This case is being investigated by Punjab Police. They have confessed that the weapons seized today are the same that were used then (for the murder). But this is a matter of investigation,” DCP Special Cell, Delhi Police said.

The DCP said gangsters are being used for target killings in Punjab. “It serves two purposes – creating communal disharmony and demoralising people who stand against terrorism.”

The Delhi Police official added that the two are linked to one Sukhmeet, who is Gulf-based, and other gangsters. “These are gangsters and have linkages to Pakistan-based ISI operatives,” DCP Pramod Kushwaha said.

The Delhi Police added that following the encounter, arms and ammunition were recovered and banned drugs were also seized from the possession of the accused.

“Three pistols, 2 kg of heroin and Rs 1 lakh in cash have been recovered from their possession,” DCP Special Cell Pramod Kushwaha said.

The officer added that the case has no connection with the ongoing protests at Delhi borders.