Punjab: Police busts Grenade attack at Pathankot Army Camp, 6 backed by ISYF arrested
Punjab Police said, they have solved the case of the Hand Grenade attack at Pathankot Army Camp by busting a major terror module backed by the International Sikh Youth Federation (ISYF) with the arrest of its six operatives. Giving this information, Punjab Director General of Police VK Bhawra said, the SBS Nagar police have also recovered six hand-grenades, one pistol, one rifle along with live bullets and magazines from their possession.
He said, all these arrested suspects are residents of Gurdaspur district.
Giving details, the DGP said that during the preliminary interrogation, accused persons revealed that they were directly in touch with self-proclaimed Chief of ISYF, Lakhbir Singh Rode, and his close aides identified as Sukhmeetpal Singh alias Sukh Bhikhariwal and Sukhpreet alias Sukh for planning terrorist attacks.
The DGP said, the entire cache of the recovered hand grenades, arms, and ammunition were pushed in from across the International border by Lakhbir Singh Rode, and arrested accused persons had been tasked for further attacking the pre-identified targets which were mainly police and defence establishments, and religious places. He said that the accused persons have also confessed to have lobbed hand grenades two times in Pathankot.