The Punjab Police on Tuesday said that three men who were arrested for looting two police rifles with an intention to kill Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal, are associated with Khalistan Liberation Front.
According to a report in the Press Trust of India, ADG Parshant Kumar told reporters in Shamli district that during interrogation the accused revealed they had looted the rifles as they were planning to target Badal.
Two of their two gang members were absconding, he said.
Kumar said Punjab and Uttar Pradesh Police were alerted after the association of the accused with the Khalistan Liberation Front came to light. Further investigation was handed over to the ATS, the ADG said.
Armed men had looted two rifles from policemen at the Kamalpur Police checkpost in Shamli district on October 2. Two policemen were injured in the attack.
Later, the three accused were accused and the rifles were recovered from a gurudwara.