Punjab Police busted 26 terror modules, made 168 arrests in one year | Punjab


Chandigarh (Punjab), March 15: Punjab Police officials have busted a total of 26 terror modules in a year, according to Punjab Director General of Police (DGP) Gaurav Yadav on Wednesday.

“The official data from March 16, 2022, to March 15, 2023, reveals that the Punjab Police have busted 26 terror modules with the arrest of 168 terrorist/radicals after recovering 31 Rifles, 201 Revolvers/Pistols, 9 Tiffin Improvised Explosive Device (IEDs), 8.72Kg RDX and other explosives, 11 Hand Grenades, two Sleeves of disposed Rocket Launcher, 30 Drones, and one loaded Rocket Propelled Grenade,” DGP added.

“In the last few months, Punjab Police under the supervision of Director General of Police (DGP) Punjab Gaurav Yadav has conducted many special operations, and in the majority of operations, the latter himself hit the ground running to lead the entire Police Force to conduct these operations, which were aimed to instil a sense of security among the general public and increase the presence of the cops to infuse fear among the anti-social elements.”

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Apart from that, the DGP stated that the Anti-Gangster Task Force (AGTF) has succeeded in busting 162 gangster/criminal modules since its formation on April 6, 2022, after arresting 582 gangster/criminals and neutralising five, after recovering 586 weapons, and 131 vehicles used in criminal activities.

DGP Yadav went on to say that there were six major heinous crime incidents in Punjab since April 2022: RPG attack at the Intelligence Headquarters building at Mohali; Murder of Punjabi Singer Shubhdeep Singh alias Sidhu Moosewala; Killing of Bargari sacrilege accused Pardeep Kumar; RPG attack at PS Sarhali, Tarn Taran; Killings of Sudhir Suri and Bhupinder Singh Chawla alias Timmy Chawla. Punjab Police have managed to effectively solve all these cases in a record time, he added.

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