Rs 30 lakh given to key accused in Amritsar IED case

Rs 30 lakh given to key accused in Amritsar IED case
Rs 30 lakh given to key accused in Amritsar IED case

According to an investigation into the Amritsar IED case, Yuvraj Sabharwal, alias Yash, the key accused, and two of his associates received a sum of about Rs 30 lakh. According to reports, Lakhbir Singh Landa, a Canadian terrorist, arranged part of it.

A court will hear Yuvraj’s case tomorrow, as he has been on police remand since November 29.

Approximately Rs 24 lakh was given to Yuvraj and his aides before the crime, and Rs 6 lakh was exclusively given to the former after the IED was fitted under a police vehicle in Amritsar.

The money trail involved in the major conspiracy hatched by Landa from Canada has been found by the Ludhiana Commissionerate and Counter Intelligence Wing investigations.

The gangster was questioned at the CIA campus on Wednesday by Ludhiana Police Commissioner Mandeep Singh Sidhu, DCP (Investigation) Varinder Singh Brar, and AIG (Counter Intelligence) Simrat Pal Singh Dhindsa.

The gangster was questioned a few days ago by SP (CI) Rupinder Kaur Bhatti and Crime Branch in-charge Inspector Beant Juneja about his and Landa’s contacts.

“We have learned that Yuvraj, Fatehdeep and Bavneet received Rs 24 lakh cash before fitting the IED under the Bolero of Sub-Inspector Dilbagh Singh. According to reports, Landa gave them the money. When Yurvaj was on the run after the crime, he received Rs 3 lakh in Haridwar and Rs 3 lakh in Ropar. An official familiar with the development said that those who handed over the money could be crucial in exposing the money trail associated with terrorist activities in Punjab.