Bikaner Police on Thursday arrested German Singh (24), who is accused of masterminding a plot to carry out an attack on former Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal.
Singh, a resident of Ajijpur in Uttar Pradesh, was arrested by Bikaner police after a tip-off from the Punjab anti-terrorism squad, according to officials. “Both the Uttar Pradesh and the Punjab police were searching for Singh, who is the leader of six men who had shot at a policeman in Shamli on October 2 and snatched two weapons, including an Insas rifle,” Dinesh MN, Inspector General of Police (Bikaner range), said Thursday.
He said that during the interrogation of Singh’s three associates who were arrested by the UP Police, it was found that Singh was headed to Bikaner. “In a tip-off, the Punjab ATS told me today that Singh was in Bikaner’s Kolayat. We formed a team to search for him and within hours… Singh was arrested from near a gurdwara by a team of officials from the Beechwal and Kolayat police stations,” Dinesh said.
“Singh is wanted by both the Uttar Pradesh and Punjab Police. Our team of officials also included commandos as we had anticipated that he might be armed and could open fire on the police. We have handed him over to the Punjab police,” the IG said.