India - Suspected Khalistan Terrorists Plotted to Kill Punjab CM
Does Khalistan terror days come back to haunt Indian state Punjab again? A suspected Khalistan terrorist who was arrested after information provided by another one arrested after a gunfight with Police from Punjab's Ludhiana railwas station allegedly was plotting to kill the Punjab Chief Minister Prakash Singh Badal.
Canada might remember the Khalistan terrorists for their alleged involvement in the bombing of Air India flight 182 (Kanishka) that exploded mid-air in Irish airspace , killing 329 ( including 280 Canadians and 22 Indians) passengers on June 23, 1985. This incident is the biggest mass murder in Canadian history.
Police today arrested a suspected militant here for allegedly plotting to kill Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and his son Sukhbir Singh Badal.
Daljit Singh Bittu, who was involved in the Khalistan movement of 1980s, was arrested from his house following information provided by suspected terrorist Balbir Singh Bhutna, police said.
Bhutna was nabbed at Ludhiana railway station on Tuesday after a shootout in which one person was killed and two policemen were seriously injured.
During investigation, Bhutana had disclosed that they had plans to kill the Punjab Chief Minister and his son, who is also the Deputy Chief Minister of the state.