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Khalistani Operative Harvinder Singh Rinda Dies Of Drug Overdose In Lahore Hospital

Rinda was responsible for the RPG attack in Mohali this year.

Harvinder Singh Rinda
Harvinder Singh Rinda (Photo: File Image)

Chandigarh: Gangster turned Khalistani operative Harvinder Singh Rinda died due to alleged drug overdose at a military hospital in Lahore. The law enforcement agencies have confirmed the death of Rinda. National Investigative Agency NIA had announced a reward of Rs 10 lakh on his head.

Rinda was believed to be responsible for the Rocket Propelled Grenade attack at the Punjab State Intelligence Headquarters in Mohali on May 9 this year, Grenade Attack at Nawanshahr police station, Roopnagar IED attack and Ludhiana court blast.

Rinda was an understudy of Lakhbir Singh Rode the nephew of Sikh preacher and militant Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale. Rode is a terrorist and he too is Pakistan based.

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A resident of Sarhali village in Taran Tarn, Punjab, Rinda was first arrested in 2008 after a scuffle during a family dispute. Subsequently, Rinda shifted his base to Maharashtra’s Nanded Sahib. In 2020, he moved to Pakistan using a fake passport.

Of late, he had developed differences with Babbar Khalsa International’s Wadawa Singh. He was admitted to a hospital in Lahore on November 13. However, after his condition deteriorated he was shifted to military hospital Lahore where he died.