Monday, October 19, 2009

ISI trying to revive Punjab terrorism, says police chief

Punjab director general of police PS Gill today accused Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) of funding terrorist outfits in the region to “revive terrorism”. Addressing reporters, he said Pakistan had been stoking violence in India by aiding and abetting terrorist activities.
“Pakistani agencies have been playing a key role in reorganising terrorist groups in this country”, he said. “However, the Punjab police is fully prepared to take on terrorists and has in the recent past neutralised at least nine terrorist groups”, he added.
Gill said the police had been successful in maintaining pressure on the terror groups and “this was the reason the police had been able to eliminate some known terrorists while capturing others alive”.
He said the Punjab police would inform certain Congress party leaders in Punjab about the perceived threats. “Necessary action would be taken to ensure protection of life and property of everybody in the state”, he added.
He further said the Patiala police had launched an operation against “antisocial elements,” claiming it had busted a gang of robbers and recovered over 3 kg of gold and diamond jewellery worth about Rs 73 lakh after arresting its seven members. “The jewellery had been stolen clues in the daylight robbery at MR Jewellers in Ambala on August 24.
During sustained interrogation of the suspects the police obtained some vital clues in the case,” he added.
“We also recovered sharp-edged weapons including knives and one 315 bore pistol from the seven gang members, who were planning their next robbery”, Gill stated.

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