Tribune News service
Bathinda, December 31. Within a few hours of the DGP Sumedh Saini confirming inputs regarding Khalistan activists trying to regroup in the state, the police in Mansa today smashed a module of five such activists who had allegedly pasted threatening and seditious posters in five towns of the district.
The police swung into action on the basis of intelligence inputs and nabbed the kingpin of the module, Sukhcharan Singh, a registered medical practitioner, and four others. These posters have created panic in the area.
Sukhcharan was practicing in Cheema Mandi village of Sangrur. They are being interrogated by a special team that has been set up by Senior Superintendent of Police Narendera Bhargava.
They have been booked under the Prevention of Unlawful Activities Act and Section 153 and 295(a) of the IPC in Bhikhi and Budladha police stations.
Bhargava said the Khalistani posters were found pasted in the wee hours in Budladha, Bhikhi, Gurnekalan and two other places in the morning. Reacting to the situation, he immediately set up a special team under the SP (Detective) that raided several places and nabbed the members of the module that was established about a month ago.
Three members of the module belong to Mansa and one each from Haryana and Sangrur. They have been identified as Sukhdeep Singh, Johny, Manjeet Singh and Harpreet Singh. Bhargava said that the module was operating from a religious place in Cheema Mandi village where they were meeting regularly.