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ISI-sponsored Sikh militancy back, warns IB
Vicky Nanjappa | December 31, 2007 12:21 IST
The arrest of four suspected activists of the Babbar Khalsa has once again kindled the worst fears of the people of Punjab.
The Intelligence Bureau had always cautioned the police and the state administration regarding the revival of Sikh militancy in the state. The arrest of these militants only goes on to confirm this.
Director General of Police N S Aulakh informed that the blasts were aimed at creating communal tension and to revive terrorism in the state. Punjab police is also on the lookout for another person by name, Harminder Singh, who they believe had trained in Pakistan the technique of bomb making.
The IB says the bigger worry on hands at present is that these militants have the direct backing of Pakistan-based terrorists. The IB, which had sounded the warning bell around two years back regarding the revival Sikh militancy, also adds that the ISI had chosen five outfits from Pakistan, including the Lashkar-e-Tayiba, to train the activists from the Babbar Khalsa.
The IB has warned the state administration and also reiterated that action should be taken at the earliest, as the ISI plans to partner with the Babbar Khalsa to unleash a reign of terror in India.
The IB says that a crackdown is necessary and the problem needs to be catered to as early as possible before the situation gets out of control.