Punjab Police achieved a major success in its focused drive against wanted terrorists with the arrest of top Khalistan Tiger Force terrorist Ramandeep Singh alias Goldy from Chennai airport in the intervening night of 5-6 November 2014.
As part of the ongoing exercise of tracking wanted terrorists who are abroad, Ramandeep Singh alias Goldy was traced to Thailand and a two-member police party.
Police sources said tahat Rajinder Singh Sohal, DSP,Rajpura and Inspector Mandeep Singh of Counter Intelligence camped in Thailand for three weeks in September-October 2014 but Goldy managed to slip away to Malaysia. He was further tracked down in Malaysia and, in co-ordination with central agencies and Malaysian authorities brought to Chennai in the wee hours of November 6, 2014 by Punjab Police party headed by Sohal and arrested at the Chennai airport.
The arrest of Goldy comes close on the heels of the arrest of Rattandeep Singh, the chief of the Bhindranwale Tiger Force of Khalistan (BTFK) and former top associate of Paramjit Singh Panjwar and Wadhawa Singh from Gorakhpur, UP by a police party of the State Special Operation Cell (SSOC) on September 17, 2014. Rattandeep Singh was based in Pakistan since 1993 and was wanted in numerous cases of bomb blasts. He carried a cash reward of Rs.10 lakhs (not claimed by the Punjab Police as a policy).
“The Counter Intelligence Wing of the Punjab Police has started an exercise of tracking the wanted terrorists who are staying abroad and in this process, intelligence leads about the whereabouts of Ramandeep Singh @ Goldy were received, developed and shared with the central agencies. A two-member police party including Rajinder Singh Sohal, DSP,Rajpura and Inspector Mandeep Singh of the Counter Intelligence was sent to Thailand where it camped for three weeks from September 19 upto October 11, 2014 for liaison and co-ordination with the Thai authorities and the central agencies. Goldy was successfully traced and tracked in Thailand but managed to slip away to Malaysia. The Punjab Police pursued him and Goldy’s trail was again picked-up and he was located in Malaysia,” a Punjab police spokesperson said.
Ramandeep Singh alias Goldy is son of Narpinder Singh is a resident of Ward No. 10, Mohalla Singhpura, Bassi Pathana. He did his B.Ed. from Sudhar College, Ludhiana and came into contact with Babbar Khalsa International (BKI) terrorist Darshan Singh resident of Mukaropur, district Fatehgarh Sahib who introduced him to the UK-based top terrorist Paramjit Singh alias Pamma.