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'Top politicians, officials among Khalsa targets'

Onkar Singh in New Delhi | June 01, 2005 10:27 IST

Delhi police has forwarded to the Union home ministry a confidential list of Babbar Khalsa targets that include some top politicians and bureaucrats.

Thenameswere gleanedduring interrogation of the Khalsa terrorists who were arrested for their involvement in the Delhi cinema bomb blasts.

Joint commissioner of police in charge of anti-terrorists cell Karnail Singh told rediff.comon Wednesday that the list was sent for actionto the government.

"We interrogated Balvinder Singh, who was picked up from his village in Nawanshahar in Punjab, and Jagannath, who told us they had other targets in mind. They had brought theexplosives (RDX)two months back and wanted to create terror," he said.

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Asked why the militantsselected the two cinema houses Satyam and Liberty, which were screening the film Jo Bole So Nihal, Karnail Singh said that the targets were randomly chosen and had nothing to do with the film's controversy.

"They wantedto plant bombs at crowded places. They also had other soft targets in mind. Jagannath was arrested from the house of his relative in Madipur where he was hiding and RDX, gold and cash was recovered from there," he said.

He ruled out resurgence of Babbar Khalsa International's terrorist activities in India.

The group, headed by Wadhwa Singh, is known to have strong links with the Inter-Services Intelligence.

"This is a splinter group,which decided to carry out blasts to prove to the ISI that itwas alive and kicking. The militants executed the blast under pressure from Wadhwa Singh, who is hiding in Pakistan. We caught them and have alerted the other states. I am not sure if thiscan be called resurgence of Babbar Khalsa International," he said.

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Sub: Politicians among Khalsa targets

It is very nice to hear that. It would have been better,if they have killed all politicians. Then the corruption will come down, population control. ...

Posted by srini

Sub: Please don't address these terrorist as Khalsa,

Khalsa is a very pure word in sikh religion and terrorist out fit calls themselves as Babbar khalsa well its well known for terrorist activities ...

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