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NIA Intensifies Crackdown on Khalistani Terrorists Operating in India Amid Row Over Nijjar’s Killing – News18


Reported By: Saurabh Verma

Last Updated: September 20, 2023, 17:39 IST

All five persons are wanted in a case registered by the NIA relating to BKI’s terrorist activities aimed at disturbing India’s peace and communal harmony and spreading terror in Punjab.(Representative image/PTI)

The agency on Wednesday announced a cash reward of Rs 10 lakh each for information leading to the arrest of ‘listed terrorist’ Harwinder Singh Sandhu alias Rinda and Lakhbir Singh Sandhu alias Landa for promoting the terror activities of Babbar Khalsa International (BKI) in India

Amid a diplomatic row with Canada over Khalistan terrorist Hardeep Singh Nijjar’s killing, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) intensified its crackdown on Khalistani terrorists operating in India.

The agency on Wednesday announced a cash reward of Rs 10 lakh each for information leading to the arrest of ‘listed terrorist’ Harwinder Singh Sandhu alias Rinda and Lakhbir Singh Sandhu alias Landa for promoting the terror activities of Babbar Khalsa International (BKI) in India.

A cash reward of Rs 5 lakh each has also been declared by the NIA for information on three associates of these terrorists, namely Parminder Singh Kaira alias Pattu, Satnam Singh alias Satbir Singh alias Satta and Yadvinder Singh alias Yadda.

All five persons are wanted in a case registered by the NIA relating to BKI’s terrorist activities aimed at disturbing India’s peace and communal harmony and spreading terror in Punjab. The NIA had registered the case under sections 17, 18, 18B, 20, 38 & 39 of UA (P) Act, 1967.

The wanted terrorists are accused of commission of terror acts and activities, besides raising funds for the BKI, a banned terror outfit, through smuggling of terrorist hardware and narcotics into Punjab and also through extensive extortion from businessmen and other prominent individuals. They are also wanted in cases relating to commissioning of targeted killings, as well as targeting of law enforcement agencies in order to create an environment of terror in the state of Punjab.

NIA investigations have further shown that these terrorists have been engaged in recruiting new members for the BKI by promising them monetary benefits. They have also established a network of operatives in various countries to further their terror activities in different parts of India.



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