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Mohali rocket attack: Punjab police arrests 5 key conspirator in Canada

The state’s DGP said the mastermind was in touch with Khalistani terror group Babbar Khalsa International and Pakistan’s ISI.

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New Delhi: The Punjab Police on Friday arrested five men in connection with the rocket attack on its Mohali office four days ago, and said the key conspirator was close to the militant organisation Babbar Khalsa International and Pakistan’s spy agency Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI).

State Director General of Police (DGP) V.K. Bhawra said the key conspirator was Lakhbir Singh Landa. The gangster from Tarn Taran shifted to Canada in 2017, he said.

Bhawra said Landa was a close associate of Khalistani terrorist Harvinder Singh Rinda.

Rinda coordinated with Babbar Khalsa chief Wadhawa Singh as well as the ISI and is based in Pakistan, the top cop said.

Incidentally, Wadhawa Singh is in Pakistan too.

The DGP said the rocket-propelled grenade was acquired by Landa’s associate Nishan Singh. Nishan acquired the grenade and gave it to the attackers.

The grenade was hurled at the Intelligence Wing headquarters of Punjab Police in Mohali on Monday night, shattering window panes on one of the floors. There were no casualties.

According to CCTV footage, two people launched the attack from inside a car. The grenade hit the roof and fell on a chair.

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