Published September 25, 2012 | 5:02 pm
Ludhiana: After failing to give any logical reason for a case under explosives act against Kulbir Singh Barapind,Punjab Police has now claimed that Daljit Singh Bittu, former president of Panch Pardhani and All India Sikh Student Federation, was making plans to kill controversial godman Ashutosh Maharaj of Noormahal.
Police also claimed that Daljit Singh Bittu, has connections with the Maoists of Jharkhand, Bihar and Chhatisgarh and was regularly in touch with them over phone.
The court has extended his police remand by two days.The police said they had to recover the explosives and weapons from his possession. Police also claimed that the investigation found that Bittu used to lure the youth by giving them money that was transacted into his bank accounts from foreign countries and used to distract them. The defence lawyer Jagmohan Singh Warraich refuted the allegations of prosecution. He said the police had concocted the story just to keep his client behind the bars. Later the court extended the police remand till September 27.
Bittu was recently booked under Sections 121, 121-A, 3, 4, 5 of the Explosives Act and 17, 18 of the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act at Division no 5 police station.