In a massive development, Punjab Police have arrested the second and main perpetrator behind the Nirankari Satsang Bhawan grenade attack. DGP Suresh Arora, during a press briefing, revealed that accused Avtar Singh would be produced in the court and police would seek his remand. He added that strong evidences have been found against the main perpetrator behind the Nirankari Bhawan attack.
Avtar Singh's links have also been traced to Harmeet Singh AKA Happy PHD, the self- styled chief of ISI-backed KLF, based in Pakistan.
"Happy PHD has emerged as the most active leader of Punjab based outfits working under the watch and directions of the Pak ISI, which is determined to spread terrorism in the border state of Punjab by radicalizing poor and gullible youth of the state and motivating them to carry out terrorist actions" stated DGP Suresh Arora.
The DGP appealed to the youth of the State not to fall prey to the manipulations of Pakistani establishment and the terrorist outfits working under its command, which was determined to destroy their lives and careers. He exhorted the media to play a positive role on this count and added that the police were counselling youth to ensure that they do not get misled by radical forces, especially on social media.
Initial investigations have revealed that Avtar was contacted on WhatsApp, a few months ago, by one Javed, who claimed to be a Pakistani national (PIO) from Dubai. The so-called Pakistani national, who spoke in Punjabi, first contacted him, on the basis of a reference, in the garb of seeking consultation for his back problem. Thereafter, he started to discuss Sikh issues with him and motivating him to target the enemies of the ‘Sikh quom’.
Earlier, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, during a news briefing on Wednesday, has revealed the identities of the two accused who carried the attack and affirmed that the attack was instigated by Pakistan's ISI agency.