Two males have been arrested for allegedly being members of a module that used drones to smuggle narcotics and weapons into India by means of Pakistan-based smugglers with hyperlinks to pro-Khalistan operatives, the Punjab police stated in an announcement on Tuesday. A quadcopter drone with mini receiver and digicam assist, a .32 bore revolver, an SUV, cartridges and medicines have been recovered from the accused, the police added.
The accused, recognized as Lakhbir Singh and Bachittar Singh, have been arrested by the Amritsar (Rural) police.
The police stated the interrogation of the accused has revealed their alleged affiliation with 4 different smugglers, who have been lodged within the Amritsar jail.
“During investigations, Lakhbir Singh revealed that he had procured a Quadcopter Drone from Delhi about four months ago and the drone was currently at the residence of his associate Bachittar Singh at Guru Amardas Avenue, Amritsar,” Punjab police chief Dinkar Singh was quoted as saying within the assertion.
“…Lakhbir Singh was in close and frequent contact with four major drug smugglers of Ajnala, who are currently lodged in Amritsar Jail. A search in the prison led to the recovery of a touch smartphone from the possession of Lakhbir’s associate Surjit Masih, a drug smuggler,” he added.
The police stated the accused, Lakhbir Singh, had established an in depth communication community with international smugglers and was in shut and frequent contact with a infamous Pakistan-based smuggler, Chishti, who was in shut contact with Pakistan-based pro-Khalistan operatives.
A case has been registered on this regard.
Drones are being more and more utilized by smugglers and terrorists in Pakistan to air drop medication and weapons contained in the Indian territory. Over the final couple of years, Indian authorities have intercepted a number of drones used for this function.
The restoration of tunnels and drones alongside the India-Pakistan border is proof of the hostility of the neighbouring nation in direction of India, Union minister Nityanand Rai had stated earlier this month.