Tarn Taran: Hardcore criminal arrested with arms & ammunition

Tarn Taran: Hardcore criminal arrested with arms & ammunition

The State Special Operation Cell (SSOC) arrested Ranjit Singh of Sohal village, Tarn Taran district, on Tuesday with arms and ammunition from Amritsar. - File photo

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Tarn Taran, November 24

The State Special Operation Cell (SSOC) arrested Ranjit Singh of Sohal village, Tarn Taran district, on Tuesday with arms and ammunition from Amritsar. They said he has links with UK and other hardcore criminals settled abroad.

The state police in a press release here on Wednesday said two China-made P-86 hand grenades, two pistols and cartridges were recovered from him. His bullet motorcycle, too, was taken into custody by the SSOC team.

The police said Ranjit had formed a social organisation ‘Kaum De Rakhe’ (nation’s protectors) and had established contacts with hardcore criminals based in UK and other foreign countries to collect funds. He has even offered shelter to hardcore criminals who are settled in foreign countries.

The police claimed that Ranjit was planning some violent incident, which was thwarted with his arrest. The police said Ranjit was arrested at a time when hand grenades and tiffin bombs were recovered from certain places and two grenades by CIA Nawanshahr and Pathankot and hand bombs from Zira area.

The police said Ranjit had disclosed that he had recently supplied arms and ammunition to create disturbance in the state. Ranjit was arrested in connection with damaging statues of folk dancers from the Heritage Street in Amritsar on January 15, 2020, and was on bail in this case. The police had started tracing foreign contacts of Ranjit and his other associates, who provided him arms and ammunition.

A case under Sections 25, 54, 59 of the Arms Act and Explosive Act and Sections 3, 4, 5, 120 and 120B of the IPC was registered at SSOC police station in Amritsar on Tuesday.

Was planning some violent attack

  • The State Special Operation Cell arrested Ranjit Singh of Sohal village, Tarn Taran district, claiming he has links with UK and other hard-core criminals settled abroad.
  • The police said two China-made P-86 hand grenades, two pistols and cartridges were recovered from him and his bullet motorcycle, too, was taken into custody.
  • Ranjit had formed a social organisation 'Kaum De Rakhe' (survivors of nation) and had established contacts with hard-core criminals based in UK and other foreign countries to collect funds/ donation. He has even offered shelter to hard-core criminals, who are settled abroad, the police said.
  • The police claimed that Ranjit was planning some violent incident, which was thwarted with his arrest.
  • Ranjit disclosed that he had recently supplied arms and ammunition to create disturbance in the state
  • Was arrested in connection with damaging statues of folk dancers from Heritage Street in Amritsar on Jan 15, 2020

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