Mehna Counter Intelligence agency-staff in-charge Inspector Kikkar Singh said Charanjit Kaur was picked-up by the Counter Intelligence wing of the Punjab Police, Ludhiana unit…reports Asian Lite News
A joint team of counter intelligence and Moga police picked up the mother of UK-based Khalistan sympathiser Avtar Singh Khanda from her residence in Moga for questioning.
According to reports, Khanda was the brain behind fugitive pro- Khalistan preacher Amritpal Singh’s rise and had groomed him. Khanda was recently arrested in the UK for pulling down India’s national flag at the Embassy in London.
A police team detained his mother Charanjit Kaur from her Moga residence. Police checked her call details and questioned her about her family’s links and last contact with Amritpal Singh, said sources.
Moga SSP J Elanchezhian said that Charanjit Kaur was detained for a few hours for questioning and was released later.
Khanda is the son of Khalistan Liberation Force terrorist Kulwant Singh Khukhrana.
The Counter Intelligence team was working on illegal money transfers through hawala and Charanjit Kaur was likely to be questioned in this regard, said a senior police official on the condition of anonymity.
Mehna Counter Intelligence agency-staff in-charge Inspector Kikkar Singh said Charanjit Kaur was picked-up by the Counter Intelligence wing of the Punjab Police, Ludhiana unit.
Meanwhile, it was also learnt that Khanda’s younger sister had also been picked-up from a Mohali hospital where she was working as a nurse. However, no further details were available on her detention.
A senior police officer confirmed that they had also picked-up Hardeep Singh, alias Deepa, of Dhurkot Charat Singh Wala village on Tuesday and sent him to Ludhiana in the custody of the Counter Intelligence wing. He was arrested in the Amritpal case.
However, Deepa’s association with Amritpal is not yet known. Reportedly, Khanda was in contact with Punjabi actor-turned pro-Khalistan activist Deep Sidhu, who was killed in a road accident on February 15, 2022. Khanda is on the list of “most-wanted” terrorists who have been allegedly giving training on explosives to Sikh youths in UK-based religious institutions.