LUCKNOW: A joint team of Punjab and UP police has arrested an accomplice of pro-Khalistan terrorists here, police said on Tuesday. Jagdev Singh alias Jagga was arrested from Vikas Nagar area of the city on Monday, they said.
The accused is linked to pro-Khalistan terrorists Paramjit Singh Pammah and Maltani Singh, they said, adding, Paramjit is currently in the UK while Malatani is in Germany. Both of them are accused of carrying out anti-national activities in Punjab and trying to promote terror and harm peace and religious tolerance, police said.
According to the police, Paramjit and Maltani were allegedly preparing Jagdev Singh to carry out anti-national activities and with the money provided by them, he along with his partner Jagroop Singh bought guns and cartridges from Madhya Pradesh. Punjab Police had arrested Jagroop on Sunday. Jagdev, who hails from the Ferozepur district of Punjab, was arrested earlier in 2019 and 2020.
WHAT IS KHALISTAN MOVEMENT ?
Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale was a Sikh religious leader who first appeared around 1978 from relative obscurity and went on to lead what is generally referred to as the Khalistan movement. The UK Home Office states the following about Bhindranwale: A charismatic Sikh religious leader who first appeared in 1977The Khalistan movement is a Sikh separatist movement seeking to create a homeland for Sikhs by establishing a sovereign state, called Khālistān, in the Punjab region. The proposed state would consist of land that currently forms Punjab, India and Punjab, Pakistan