Punjab Police seizes grenade launcher, 3.79 kg RDX; one arrested

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Punjab Police seizes grenade launcher, 3.79 kg RDX; one arrested

Saturday, 22 January 2022 | PNS | Chandigarh/Gurdaspur

Punjab Police, thwarting a possible terrorist attack around the Republic Day, recovered 40 mm Under Barrel Grenade Launcher (UBGL) with two 40 mm compatible grenades, 3.79 kg RDX, nine electrical detonators, and two sets of timer devices for IEDs from Gurdaspur on Friday.

UBGL, as per the information, is a short range grenade launching area weapon with an effective range of 150 meters and could be detrimental to the VVIP security as well.

Sharing the details, Inspector General of Police (IGP) Border Range Mohinish Chawla said that the recovery was made on the disclosure of one Malkeet Singh, a resident of Gazikot village in Gurdaspur, who was arrested by the Gurdaspur Police on Thursday, based on secret information.

“The police have also booked co-conspirators of Malkeet, identified as Sukhpreet Singh alias Sukh Ghuman, Tharanjot Singh alias Thanna, and Sukhmeetpal Singh alias Sukh Bikhariwal; all residents of Gurdaspur, besides, Pakistan-based International Sikh Youth Federation (ISYF) chief Lakhbir Singh Rode and fugitive gangster Arshdeep Singh alias Arsh Dalla,” said IG Chawla.

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