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Posted at: May 24, 2019, 7:59 PM; last updated: May 24, 2019, 7:59 PM (IST)

Wanted KCF extremist arrested in Jalandhar

Wanted KCF extremist arrested in Jalandhar
Kulwant Singh. Tribune photo

Tribune News Service
Jalandhar, May 24

The Counter-Intelligence Wing of Jalandhar Police and Commissionerate Police Amritsar on Thursday arrested a wanted extremist belonging to Khalistan Commando Force (KCF).

The accused has been identified as Kulwant Singh alias Kanta Valaitiya of Jagrawan village in Jalandhar. He has been arrested following an intelligence input.

In a press release, AIG Counter Intelligence Harkamalpreet Singh Khakh said the accused was actively involved in terror activities during the militancy era and more than 15 cases were registered against him during that period.

Khakh said the wing received a tip-off that Kulwant, who is a declared proclaimed offender by the court, is currently at his village and if a raid is conducted immediately then the police can arrest the accused.

AIG said the information was immediately shared with the commissioner of police, Amritsar, and a joint team of Counter-Intelligence Jalandhar and CIA Commissionerate Amritsar was formed to arrest Kulwant Singh.

“Following the instructions, the joint police party arrested Kulwant Singh from his village”, he added. 

During preliminary interrogation, he revealed that he was a close associate of Khalistan Commando Force (KCF) terrorists Balwinder Singh and Manak Rai and had actively participated in extremist activities along with them during 1988-89, and then went to England and came back to India in 2011.

AIG Khakh further said Kulwant Singh has been declared a proclaimed offender since August 2017.

Khakh said the accused will be produced in the court for further interrogation.

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