Tribune News Service
Gurdaspur, December 3
Barely 48 hours after the Gurdaspur police seized 1 kg of RDX from an unspecified location in Dinanagar, four live hand grenades and a tiffin bomb were seized from Salempur, 5 km from the city, on the Gurdaspur-Kartarpur corridor road, on Thursday night.
The fact that the ammunition was found from a road that led to the Corridor has sent the cops in a tizzy. There are confusing reports as to whether the grenades were smuggled from across the border or were procured by the accused from within the country.
On Monday, the police had arrested one Sukhwinder Singh from a check-post in Dinanagar. The cops took him into custody after he failed to give satisfactory answers to their questions. Later, when put under sustained interrogation he disclosed that he had planted the RDX and a detonator.
SSP Nanak Singh later said that Sukhwinder had links with Pakistani agencies.
On November 2, two motorcycle-borne men had hurled a low-intensity hand grenade at an army camp. The Pathankot police have yet to crack the case.
The official line being given by the cops for the latest recovery is that Sadar police SHO Jatinder Pal Singh and his team were carrying out patrol on the Gurdaspur-Kartarpur Corridor road when they stumbled across a yellow bag. The bag was taken to an isolated spot and opened and four grenades and a tiffin bomb were found.
The yellow bag was then taken away by the cops to an undisclosed place where the grenades and the tiffin bomb were defused.
Sources say this could also be a ploy to disturb the peace in Punjab which is going to the polls early next year.
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