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The counter intelligence unit has found another drone used to drop weapons for terrorists from a village near the Attari border in Punjab afetr the arrested terror-accused revealed the location. Akashdeep, who is in the custody of counter intelligence unit of the Punjab police, has taken them to the location where he hid the drone.
"This drone couldn't return to Pakistan due to a malfunction, so the accused hid it at a village near the Attari border," NDTV quoted senior police officer Balbir Singh of the counter-intelligence unit as saying.
Earlier this week, authorities in Punjab have confirmed at least eight drone sorties, carrying 80 kg of weapons that were sent across the border into Punjab by revived Khalistan Zindabad Force (KZF) outufit backed by Pakistan and Germany-based terror group.
The counter-intelligence unit of the Punjab police has arrested five people in connection with this. Akashdeep was one of the suspected terrorists arrested by the police. During the interrogation, he revealed several details and led the team to the location of the drone.
"The deliveries were made on the intervening nights of September 6/7, 9/10 and the last one on 15/16. The last drone crashed at Rajoke Village, Khalra police station, in Tarn Taran, near a border drain which is 2km from the fencing on the international border with Pakistan," a senior Punjab Police official said.
With initial investigations revealing the use of drones to deliver terrorists weapons and communication hardware across the border, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh had also urged the Central government to direct the Indian Air Force (IAF) and Border Security Force (BSF) to launch necessary counter-measures to check any further threat from drones to the border state of Punjab.