Rise in Khalistani Terrorist Landa's Activities in Punjab

NEW DELHI: Amid the ongoing operations against Khalistani terrorists following the Indo-Canada diplomatic row, intelligence reports have flagged the increasing footprint of Canada-based gangster-turned-terrorist Lakhbir Singh alias Landa.

It was alleged that Landa with ISI backing was engaged in gun-running from Pakistan to Punjab. Besides Canada, Portugal has emerged as a key operational base of Landa where a number of his associates are based, sources said.

Landa is the mastermind behind the RPG attack at the Intelligence Headquarters in Mohali on May 9, 2022, and on the Sarhali Kalan police station in Tarn Taran on December 10, 2022.

An intelligence report said, “Lakhbir Singh alias Landa has been deploying his foreign based associates for retrieving and disposing of consignments consisting of firearms, explosives and improvised explosive devices (IEDs) smuggled from Pakistan in collaboration with Pak ISI into Punjab and carrying terror activities through their local contacts.”

According to the report, one of Landa’s foreign based associates, Parminder Singh alias Pattu has emerged as a key member of Landa’s criminal network, who is residing illegally on tourist visa in Portugal. He is a resident of Baghelewala village in Punjab’s Ferozepur district .

“It came to notice that recently Pattu arranged one AK-47 assault rifle, one MP-5 submachine gun, hand grenades, pistols for the use of criminal syndicate in Punjab,” the report added.

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