Gurdaspur district police chief Sukhwant Singh Gill said that with the busting of the KLF sleeper cell, a major attempt to revive terrorism in Punjab had been foiled.
He said three people had been arrested and sophisticated weapons, including an AK-47 rifle, and foreign-made small arms were recovered from them.
The Fategarh Sahib district police had last week busted another cell that was trying to revive terrorism in the state. A total of 14 people were arrested by them and arms and ammunition recovered.
Gill said intelligence reports had suggested that the newly-recruited sleeper cell members had been tasked by terrorist leaders located abroad for targeting a Pathankot-based Shiv Sena leader to ignite communal passions in Punjab.
--IANS (Posted on 15-09-2013)