The interrogation of the suspected terrorist Shabnamdeep Singh, who was arrested from Patiala in Punjab last month, has revealed striking details of plans to create a new terror group in Punjab. The group, Khalistan Gadar Force, is allegedly being formed under the guidance of Pakistan’s intelligence agency ISI. According to sources in the Punjab Police, Shabnamdeep was in constant touch with Javed Khan Wazir, an ISI agent and Gopal Singh Chawla, a Pakistani Khalistani supporter.
Singh also revealed that the ISI had promised to give ten million rupees to him for establishing the new Terror front ‘Khalistan Gadar Force’. Punjab Police hails Singh’s arrest as a major achievement in unravelling the Khalistani-ISI nexus behind the renewed attempts to foment terror in Punjab. Pakistan is constantly engaged in the conspiracy of terrorist activities in Punjab.
The Police had found incriminating evidence in form of several letters and pads of ‘Khalistan Gadar Force’ in Shabnamdeep Singh’s possession. The intelligence agencies have stated that ISI is actively involved in building Khalistani Terror Network by luring disgruntled Sikh youth of Punjab through Khalistani supporters living in countries like Pakistan, Britain and Canada.
According to an officer associated with a central security agency and who monitors Khalistani activities, ISI has been trying to create a new terror group in Punjab. Intelligence agencies have put all the groups connected with Khalistani terrorists under surveillance. Security agencies believe new terror groups benefit immensely as all eyes are fixed on activities carried out by already established terror outfits.
Intelligence agencies suspect that ISI is pumping huge money in Punjab to set up terror modules and stir unrest in the state. Not only this, some Khalistani supporters living in foreign countries are running an agenda in the name of Referendum 2020 under a conspiracy to achieve secession of Punjab from India. According to a security official, ISI issues instructions to the youth associated with Khalistani terrorists through a special messaging application in their mobiles. Agencies are finding it extremely difficult to intercept messages sent over this application in real time. Youths are informed about weapon consignment and other details through this application.
The Home Ministry has issued a circular to all the agencies to collect all the information related to the ‘Khalistan Gadar Force’ and also find out how many people are associated with this group so far and who is behind them.
The arrest of Shabnamdeep Singh conclusively proves Pak-ISI nexus in promoting disorder and violence in Punjab. Sukhminder Singh Hansara, a known Khalistani activist had recently felicitated Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan and Pak Army Chief Bajwa in an event in Canada. Imran Khan even invited Gopal Singh Chawla, a Khalistani Terrorist known for his anti-India utterances in the Kartarpur groundbreaking ceremony.
Recently, Imran Khan took an opportunity to ridicule India by claiming that India should learn from Pakistan how to treat its minority. While India has a stellar record in treating its minorities, Imran Khan would do well to realise how Pak’s cosying up with terror outfits has adversely affected minorities of both Pakistan and India.