UP ATS arrests a key weapons supplier of the Khalistan Liberation Force
LUCKNOW: (UPATS) arrested Ashish , a key weapons supplier of (KLF) of Haridwar on Saturday. ATS is investigating its supply channel and chains in UP.
An information about movement of Ashish was shared by Punjab police and passed to ATS in UP last week. ATS said that Ashish Singh was arrested from on Jadugar road in civil lines area of Haridwar. He has been accused in a case of attempt to murder, rioting with deadly weapons, criminal conspiracy and harboring offender from Punjab in 2018, said the ATS.
An ATS official privy to the probe said that Ashish is considered to be the right hand of Gugni Grewal aka Harmeet Singh chief of KLF and supplier of weapons to the force. Ashish also has a role in murder of RSS and Shiv Sena worker. He also said that after the murder of KLF chief on January 27, 2020, in Pakistan.
Punjab police traced one Sukhpreet Singh of Monga in Punjab. Later, on his identification Ashish was traced.
ADG ATS, DK Thakur, said that Ashish was named in other cases including illegal sale of liquor. He came in touch with KLF chief while he was locked up in Patiala jail. Ashish had also supplied ten pistols of various bores to KLF chief. “We are tracing the links of Ashish and his channel of procurement of weapons,” said Thakur.
Thakur also said that the case was worked upon by the information of Punjab police while a hunt is on about other partners and associates of Ashish in Uttar Pradesh. Sources privy to the probe said that call detail record of Ashish was scanned which also revealed some numbers from Pakistan.