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Two alleged Babbar Khalsa operatives nabbed in UP

first_imgThe Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terror Squad (UP ATS) on Thursday arrested two persons allegedly belonging to the banned Khalistani outfit, Babbar Khalsa.The two suspects were identified as Balwant Singh and Jaswant Singh, a senior police officer said.While Balwant was arrested from the Aishbagh area of the State capital late on Wednesday, Jaswant was nabbed from a farmhouse in Unnao district, adjoining Lucknow.Balwant, who was missing from Punjab’s Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar, was arrested on a tip-off by Punjab police, said UP ATS Inspector General Aseem Arun.Based on the input provided by Balwant, an ATS team headed by Additional Superintendent of Police Rajesh Sahni raided the Bhalla farmhouse in the Sohramau area in Unnao and nabbed Jaswant, said Mr. Arun.Wanted in many criminal casesJaswant Singh alias Kala is a native of Mukhtsar district in Punjab, police said.He is wanted in many criminal cases in Punjab and other States.According to the ATS, Jaswant was wanted in two murder cases dating back to 2016 — one case relates to Hanumangadh in Rajasthan while the other was in Faridkot district of Punjab.Mr. Arun said that during questioning, Jaswant told the ATS that he had spent time behind bars in 2005 under the Arms Act and other cases in his home district.In 2008, Jaswant was arrested from Modi Colony in New Delhi in connection with a case of sedition and Arms Act, Mr. Arun said.Jaswant had been absconding since he was booked under Arms Act and a case related to the Anti-Social Activity Act in Punjab, the ATS said. The Punjab police was granted transit remand of the two suspects.last_img

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