New Delhi: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Wednesday carried out searches at over 7 locations in seven states in connection with a nexus of Khalistani terrorists, gangsters and drug peddlers. A huge amount of arms and ammunition has also been recovered. In the early hours of Wednesday, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) launched simultaneous raids at 53 locations in Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Delhi NCR and Uttarakhand to destroy the nexus of Khalistani terrorists and gangsters. This is considered to be a major crackdown of NIA in India amid the growing diplomatic tussle between Canada and India.
Action was taken against which gangsters
Since August 2022, the NIA had registered five cases under the UAPA against gangsters and Khalistani terrorists, naming Arshdeep Dalla and Lawrence Vishnoi, Devendra Bambiha among others. The NIA's action is also against Arshdeep's organization Khalistan Tiger Force. Arshdeep's close aides Harry Maur, Gurpreet Singh Guri and Gurmail Singh were arrested. Apart from this, raids were conducted on the premises of gangsters like Lawrence Vishnoi, Deepak Tinu, Sukha Dunike, Kaushal Chaudhary Bhupi Rana, Sukhpreet Singh and Kala Jathedi. A large quantity of weapons, cartridges and digital evidence have been recovered during the raid. Khalistani and gangsters based in UAE, Pakistan, Canada and Portugal are funding drugs and weapons from hawala channels to overground workers in India.
Gangsters in Indian jails are targeting targets
The NIA believes that gangsters and their henchmen lodged in Indian jails are carrying out target killings for Khalistanis. According to the NIA, the way gangsters, Khalistani terrorists and ISI are associated today, the same way the links with the underworld and ISI were revealed in 1993.
Arshdeep Dalla's close aide detained
In Ferozepur, the NIA has detained Jonas alias Jora Singh, a henchman of terrorist Arshdeep Dalla, according to the information, Jora was ordering weapons in Punjab and was in constant touch with Arshdeep Dalla and the NIA has also found chatting from his mobile. The NIA had earlier raided 370 places in connection with the same syndicate.
During this period, 38 weapons and 1129 cartridges were recovered. A total of 87 digital devices have been seized, 331 documents and two vehicles have been seized, two fugitives have been declared terrorists, 331 people have been declared proclaimed offenders, Red Corner Notices have been issued against nine terrorists and gangsters like Arshdeep Dalla.
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