Phagwara: The local police have arrested a terrorist linked with Babbar Khalsa and convicted in 1992 Mumbai bomb blast, on Tuesday at Phagwara. The convicted has been identified as Ravinder Singh alias Bittu jumped his parole from in 2007 and stepped into drugs smuggling.
During the preliminary investigation, it has came to fore that the accused had established his contacts with a Khalistani terrorist outfit.
As per the police sources, Ravinder Singh was awarded life term sentence in Mumbai Bomb Blast case which remained the headlines news for all papers for several months. Ravinder Singh Bittu was a nominated accused in this case and was convicted as he was found guilty beyond doubt. After remaining in jail for nearly 15 years he was sanctioned leave on parole. he eloped immediately after coming out of jail. He was declared a Proclaimed Offender soon after.
Phagwara police arrested him on a tip from Mahedu Village. Initial investigation revealed that he changed his name to Sarwan Singh s/o Gurdial Singh r/o Sheran Village of Tarantaran .The arrest was made by Insp. Inderjt Singh who became famous after he arrested arrested Raja Kandola,one of the biggest drug smugglers in India.Inderjit Singh got a tip off from his informers in drug trade that a former terrorist was now selling drugs .When he investigated he came to know that Ravinder Singh was a P.O. also .
As per Insp. Inderjit, Incharge CIA Staff Phagwara,this Babbar Khalsa terrorist was one of the main accused in Bomb Blast at Kalyan Railway Station of Mumbai in which Seven innocents lost their lives. He was convicted in 1997 under Sections 3 and 4 of TADA Act.He served his sentence in Arthur Road Jail till 2007.
” He was coming on foot near Mahedu Village and we had information about him. We stopped him and asked him about his identity and he told us about the fake identity he created. We found 300 gm of Smack from him which was to be supplied to his customers .We arrested him immediately .He started selling drugs under the fake identity after he jumped parole”Insp. Inderjit Singh told Daily Post correspondent.
The police has taken Ravinder Singh Bittu on two days remand after resenting him in court today.His possible links with the Khalistani organisations will be probed .
Phagwara SP Jasbir Singh Roy told DP correspondent that the arrested person was linked directly with terrorists Bhuchhar & Nishan Singh,the Babbar Khalsa terrorists.”We will interrogate him for his possible links with terrorist but at this stage we know that he had links with drug dealers only ” SP Jasbir Singh Roy said.
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