2006 Jalandhar blast: Arrested accused had taken citizenship of Uganda; has Khalistan links

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Counter Intelligence and Jalandhar Police have arrested one of the accused in April 2006 bomb blast. He is associated with Khalistan Commando Force (KCF) and Khalistan Zindabad Force (KZF), reported The Tribune. The accused, identified as Amrik Singh, also known as Manga, from Jalandhar He was residing in Jalandhar illegally for the last two years after entering from Nepal. Three persons were killed in the 2006 blast that took place at the Jalandhar bus stand. In a statement released to the press, AIG Counter Intelligence, Harkamalpreet Singh Khakh said that the accused was Pakistan-based KZF commander Ranjeet Singh Neeta and Balwinder Singh Posi who is based in the USA had orchestrated the blasts along with Amrik Singh, Khakh said. Three people died in the first blast, whereas the accused failed to carry out the second bomb blast, he added. READ ALSO | Punjab drug officer shot dead inside her office by chemist whose license she cancelled a decade Amrik had a close association with infamous terrorists Gurdeep Singh, also known as Deepa Heran Wala, of KCF who provided him with one revolver and one pistol, The AIG also informed that Amrik along with six accomplices killed one person, Harwinder Singh Bhola, at Guru Nagar of Jalandhar in 1998 due to latter They were sentenced to life imprisonment in the case and were fined Rs 2000. However, later, Amrik Singh jumped his parole and fled to Uganda, said the report by The Tribune. Harkamalpreet Singh Khakh added that Amrik Singh The accused, Amrik Singh, is a close associate of Pak-based Ranjit Singh Neeta, US-based Paramjit Singh, also known as Baba Gaddri, and Balwinder Singh Possi, aka Happy, who is in KZF, Khakh added.

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