Tunda planted bomb in Amritsar: Delhi Police

New Delhi, Aug 21 : Alleged Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist Abdul Karim Tunda had planted a bomb in Amritsar in 2009 on the direction of Babbar Khalsa Internation (BKI) operatives, Delhi Police said Wednesday.

Tunda, who is in four days' police custody, said he placed a 10 kg explosive near Hindu Dhaba in Amritsar in December 2009. However, Punjab Police recovered the explosive and arrested three people.

"The explosive was brought from Pakistan through Nepal," said a police officer.

Iqbal Kana, a Pakistan-based terrorist and Tunda's associate in dealing in fake Indian currency, had given the consignment of explosives to Tunda, who then gave it to LeT operatives in India to use, police said.

Police claimed that Pakistani Intelligence Service (ISI) and terrorists groups like BKI had used Tunda's network to execute their plans in India. His involvement surfaced in 21 terror bombing cases in Delhi between 1993 and 1998.

Tunda, who was arrested Aug 16 in Uttarakhand's Banbasa area close to the Nepal border when he was trying to enter India, claimed that he sent a consignment of explosives to Delhi before the Commonwealth Games 2010 on BKI member Ratandeep Singh's direction.

BKI is a Khalistani militant organisation based in India. However, its operatives work from Pakistan and west-Asian countries.

Tunda also told investigators that his last meeting with underworld don Dawood Ibrahim was in 2002 in Pakistan, after a list of wanted terrorists and criminals was given by India to Pakistan.

Since, 1994 he was in regular touch with Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Mohammad Saeed, who is wanted in India for the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks.

Punjab Police Wednesday interrogated Tunda to find out his involvements in other bombings in Punjab during the 1980s and 1990s. Tunda is in four days custody of Delhi Police.

--IANS (Posted on 21-08-2013)

punjab-news headlines

CBMs with Pak essential for Amritsar to succeed as trade centre: Capt

Showers lash Jalandhar, wheat harvesting can be delayed

Badal has always exploited Punjabis' emotions for personal gains:

Drugs worth Rs.700 crore seized in Punjab ahead of LS polls

Capt Singh gets overwhelming response during Youth Cong road show

Capt asks Jaitley why Modi has not withdrawn petition against Pbi farmers

Punjab ready for free, fair, peaceful Lok Sabha polls : DGP

BSF kills Pakistani smuggler, recovers eight kg heroin

Capt questions Jaitley's timid silence on crucial Punjab specific issue

Amarinder condemns attack on Amritsar party office

AAP emerges as third force in Punjab

Badal under delusion of Modi wave while BJP sees none: Bajwa

Quick Links: Goa | Munnar | Pondicherry | Free Yearly Horoscope '2014


Your e-mail:

Your Full Name:

Type verification image:
verification image, type it in the box


Back to Top