Khalistani operatives held from north Delhi | Delhi News

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NEW DELHI: With the arrest of two operatives of Babbar Khalsa International (BKI), a banned outfit, from north Delhi on September 5, Special Cell of Delhi Police claims to have foiled several assassination bids.
DCP (Special Cell) Sanjeev Yadav said the two men, Bhupinder Singh alias Dilawar Singh (41) and Kulwant Singh (39), who are from Ludhiana, were planning to kill targets in various north Indian states on the directions of ISI-sponsored Khalistani leaders.
Two phones, seven pistols and 45 cartridges were seized from them. Many videos, documents and photographs related to the Khalistani movement and their propagators were also seized from them. A hunt is on for their associates, who are learnt to be hiding in Delhi-NCR.
Earlier, Bhupinder had a Red Corner Notice against him. He was lodged at Nabha Jail for six months after being deported from Abu Dhabi in 2019. He was wanted by Punjab Police too. His handlers have been identified as Jagdish Bhoora from Khalistan Zindabad Force, who is based in Belgium, and Dhanna Singh of Khalistan Liberation Force, who is based in the UK. He was to receive arms and ammunition in Delhi from one of Bhoora’s henchmen.
Surveillance had been intensified by Special Cell after getting an alert from an intelligence agency in the first week of August about Khalistani groups planning assassination bids. “The arrested men have disclosed their links with BKI and Khalistan Commando Force leaders settled abroad. They also revealed their plans to kill targets on the instructions of Khalistani militants sponsored by ISI,” Yadav said.
Bhupinder reportedly visited Dubai in 2005 and returned in 2007. He then went to Muscat in 2009 for two years. In 2016, he allegedly visited Saudi Arabia to find work, but didn’t get one for eight months. He then came in contact with some pro-Khalistani entities and was indoctrinated to join the movement.
Through Facebook, he came in contact with a module comprising Harbinder Singh, Amritpal Kaur, Randeep Singh and Jarnail Singh, who were arrested by Punjab Police in 2017 for being BKI members. “During interrogation, Bhupinder said that he was inspired by Dilawar Singh Babbar, who had assassinated Beant Singh, so he adopted that alias. He has inimical feelings towards people speaking against Sikh gurus and the religion,” Yadav said.
“He feels strongly against the Satluj-Yamuna link canal and was planning to kill engineers working on the project. Recently, he and Kulwant had hoisted a saffron flag with Khalistani insignia on a water tank at the Raikot tehsil office,” added the DCP.



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