Punjab police arrests four Sikh militants

     Police in Punjab arrested four Sikh militants, belonging to the banned Babbar Khalsa International extremist group and recovered arms and explosives from them in the state's Ludhiana District. Harminder Singh, Jaswinder Singh, Gurujant Singh and Manjinder Singh were nabbed early on the Sunday. "All these persons are key members of the Babbar Khalsa International, terrorist organisation. They have been involved in many terrorist activities in Punjab and other surrounding areas for some time," said S S Mann, Senior Superintendent of Police, Ludhiana. A high intensity RDX explosive and a Russian Kalashnikov (AK-47) rifle were among the weapons seized from the militants. Harminder Singh carried a reward of 500,000 rupees and was the mastermind in the 2007 Ludhiana cinema blast case in which six persons were killed. Harminder fled to Pakistan after the blast and was trying to recreate his terror network in Punjab.

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