The drone was found at a warehouse of a rice shelling unit in Chabhal area in Tarn Taran.
Chandigarh: Another drone was recovered from the border at Attari in Punjab on Friday after terror accused Akashdeep led the counter-intelligence unit of the Punjab police to the location where the drone had gone down.
A police team took Akashdeep, a member of the Kalisthan Zindabad Force KZB, to Mahawa village, where he had hidden the drone after it had malfunctioned while returning back to Pakistan.
“The accused during the interrogation revealed that he had hid the drone in Mahawa village near Attari border after it developed a snag and couldn’t fly back to Pakistan,” deputy superintendent of police Balbir Singh said.
“The drone was recovered from under the bushes on a drain near the village. As per the initial investigation, the drone seems to be an assembled one, having Chinese parts,” he said.
“The accused has confessed that the drone was used for transporting arms, ammunition from Pakistan,” he added.
Earlier this week, a terror module was busted wherein the police had recovered a half-burnt drone that it claimed was used for smuggling weapons from Pakistan. The drone was found at a warehouse of a rice shelling unit in Chabhal area in Tarn Taran.
The police busted a terrorist module of the revived Khalistan Zindabad Force (KZF), backed by a Pakistan and Germany-based terror group, as it seized a cache of arms and ammunitions, and arrested four suspects from the outskirts of Chola Sahib village in Tarn Taran district. Since then, the police has so far arrested six members of the terror module.
Investigation so far has revealed that the weapons were suspected to have been delivered from across the border from Pakistan over drones launched by Pakistan’s ISI and the state-sponsored jihadi and pro-Khalistani terrorist outfits working under its command.
Police teams are also investigating the links of terror groups involved in sending these drones from Pakistan, said an official, adding that so far only two such drones had been recovered.
However, a statement issued by the Punjab police has said that the Punjab Police has launched elaborate investigations to account for the weapons consignments apparently smuggled into India from across the border by the two drones recovered near the Indo-Pak border over the last around one month.