Khalistani terrorist Harwinder Singh Rinda, whose involvement was detected in RPG attack on the Punjab Police Intelligence Headquarters in Mohali, has died in Pakistan, sources said. Gangster group Davinder Bhambiha has claimed the responsibility for his killing.
Harwinder Singh Rinda was the mastermind in the rocket propelled grenade (RPG) attack on the Punjab Police Intelligence Headquarters in May and also in the Ludhiana court blast. His name had also popped up in the famous Punjabi singer Sidhu Moose Wala’s murder case. He was involved in various terror cases and was a member of the banned Khalistani outfit Babbar Khalsa International.
However, sources in the state police claimed that Harwinder Singh Rinda was admitted to a hospital in Lahore for 15 days due to kidney failure and he died there. The National Investigation Agency (NIA) had announced a cash reward of Rs 10 lakh for Rinda.
WHO WAS HARWINDER SINGH RINDA?
Harwinder Singh Rinda was described as a threat to national security as he was the main link between gangsters and Pakistani-based terror groups. He was also involved in large-scale cross-border smuggling of drugs and weapons and was also charge-sheeted in a case related to the seizure of arms and explosives from a vehicle in Haryana in May.
His involvement was also detected in a hand-grenade attack at the crime investigation agency office in Nawanshahr last November. He was a “most-wanted ‘A’ plus category” gangster in Punjab and also wanted in many cases in Maharashtra, Chandigarh, Haryana and West Bengal, among other places.
According to police sources, Rinda, who entered the world of crime in 2008 was also involved in the murder of Satnam Singh, the sarpanch of Hoshiarpur in Chandigarh in a sensational broad daylight incident. He, along with his gang, committed murders, daccoities and extortions and he is an absconder and wanted in at least 30 known criminal cases.