The Khanna Police Wednesday arrested a former Khalistan Commando Force (KCF) militant for allegedly stealing two-wheelers. Police said that Gursewak Singh alias Babla, in his sixties, who was previously booked in at least 65 FIRs of which majority were registered in 1983-84 during militancy period in Punjab, was currently captured in CCTV cameras while stealing two-wheelers in the jurisdiction of Doraha and Payal police stations.
Khanna SSP Amneet Kondal said that previous FIRs against Babla were registered during the militancy period including that for murder, attempt to murder, possessing illegal weapons, robbery among others. “He was previously associated with Khalistan Commando Force (KCF) but after he met with an accident in 2004, he had become inactive in hardliner circles. Currently, he wasn’t wanted in any previous case. Earlier he was also arrested by Delhi Police,” said the SSP.
A native of Dangon village of Raikot, he was currently living in Ghudani Kalan of Payal division– both in Ludhiana district. Police said that Babla was now involved in petty thefts and stealing two-wheelers and he would sell their parts to scrap dealers to earn some money for sustenance.
DSP (Payal) Nikhil Garg said that recently Bala stole a bike parked near Gurdwara Karamsar Rara Sahib and an FIR under section 379 of IPC was registered against him at Payal police station. The stolen bike was recovered, said the DSP. Later, another CCTV emerged in which he was purportedly seen stealing an Activa two-wheeler in Doraha following which he was again brought on production warrant from Ludhiana central jail and the stolen vehicle was recovered.
Police said that the details and current status of previous cases registered against him during the militancy period were being investigated.