New Delhi, July 19 : New Delhi has been put on high alert following inputs from intelligence agencies that two Khalistani terrorists are planning a major attack on Parliament.
The two Khalistani terrorists: Lakhwinder and Parmider are heading towards Delhi from Nepal border. The intelligence sleuths suggested that the explosives-laden white Innova in which the terrorists are travelling has UP registration number. Khalistani terrorists are being assisted by Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) to publicise ‘Referendum-2020’.
Intelligence agencies received information that a stolen car or a government vehicle could be used by terrorists.
The threat has been given by two sources- from the intelligence agency and by the Delhi Police after an anonymous caller shared a similar tipoff about a terror strike.
The input comes in the wake of several other alerts which suggest that the Khalistan movement is being revived with the assistance of Pakistan’s ISI. Most of the top leaders are based in Pakistan and have sought the assistance of the ISI to re-launch their movement.
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has expanded its investigation into the revival of the pro-Khalistan movement in Punjab to countries such as the U.K., Australia, the UAE, Italy and Pakistan.
In April, four people were arrested as the Punjab police’s counter-intelligence wing foiled an alleged attempt by Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) to publicise ‘Referendum-2020’ – a pro-Khalistan campaign – by setting buses and liquor vends afire, among other criminal activities.
A Home Ministry official said that though the involvement of pro-Khalistan activists based in Canada had not surfaced in the particular case being investigated by the NIA, there were intelligence inputs that established so.
The accused, hailing from Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar district, were allegedly radicalised by an ISI agent through social media.
Referendum-2020 is a project being planned by US-based radical group Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) in support of a separate Khalistan nation. According to a police spokesperson, initial investigations have revealed the presence of a Referendum-2020 Facebook page made popular in Punjab by pro-Khalistani elements across Pakistan and Europe.