Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terror Squad (ATS) is likely take the three suspects, having Khalistani hyperlinks, to Ayodhya to verify in regards to the locations they’d visited throughout their keep within the temple city, senior police officers stated on Wednesday.
The suspects have been arrested whereas doing recee in Ayodhya 4 days earlier than the consecration ceremony of Shri Ram Janambhoomi temple.
The three suspects recognized as Rajasthan residents Shankar Dussad alias Shankar Jajod, Ajit Kumar Sharma and Pradeep Puniya are on seven days’ police custody remand (PCR) from 12 midday on January 26 and continued until 6 pm on February 1. They’re being questioned about intentions behind doing recce in Ayodhya and their hyperlinks with Khalistani terrorists.
Earlier after their arrest, a recorded voice message claimed to be of Canada-based Khalistan terrorist Gurupatwant Singh Pannu was circulated on cell numbers in Lucknow addressing chief minister Yogi Adityanath, that Sikh for Justice (SFJ) (a US-based group that helps the secession of Punjab from India as Khalistan) was going to maintain him (Yogi) accountable on January 22 and Ram temple consecration was not going to save him.
As per the ATS official, the three suspects had been beneath radar since January 17 evening and have been arrested on January 18 after their Khalistani hyperlinks have been confirmed. The UP ATS is additional investigating connections of the suspects from Rajasthan to Punjab and carried out a number of raids there. The investigation to this point had revealed that the plan for recce in Ayodhya was not being made quickly however was being made for the final two years.