A Special Investigation Team (SIT) under ADGP IPS Sahota consitituted after the sacrilege incident in Bargari village gurudwara in Faridkot and later at six other places in the state, concluded that 'the accused became soft targets of anti national forces due to greed and ambition of becoming rich'.
Sahota said the two brothers, identified as Rupinder Singh and Jaswinder Singh, of Panjgrain village of Faridkot, were arested in connection with the first incident of sacrilege in the state in Bargari village in Faridkot, where a violent clash erupted between police and Sikh protesters in which two persons were killed.
"Police took them into custody after intercepting their mobile calls between October 14 to 16," he said. He also read out the transcripts of the calls between the two brothers before media here. "The brothers were in touch with someone in Australia," Sahota stated, adding that police was trying to trace the person abroad.
The ADGP said more details of the investigations, including the foreign links, would be detailed in a couple of days as Punjab Police was finding the missing links and identifying persons operating from abroad and also their local conduits.
Sahota did not give out details of the accused abroad, saying "by doing so we will compromise with the investigations.”
A total of six persons have so far been arrested in connection with five of the seven incidents which took place in the districts of Faridkot, Sangrur, Ludhiana, Amritsar and Tarn Taran besides Bhatinda and Ferozepur where the police is expecting a breakthrough soon.

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