New Delhi: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) conducted raids on Tuesday at 10 locations in Punjab and Haryana in a case related to the banned terrorist organisation Khalistan Tiger Force (KTF). According to media reports, the raids are being conducted at nine places in Punjab and one place in Haryana in connection with a criminal conspiracy hatched to raise funds for a banned terrorist organisation and the cross-border smuggling of arms, ammunition, and explosives.
The NIA registered the case on August 20 of last year under various sections of the Indian Penal Code and the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, of 1967. NIA had arrested two ‘wanted’ close aides of Canada-based ‘listed terrorist’ Arsh Dhalla soon after they arrived at the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) from Manila in the Philippines on May 19 this year.
National Investigation Agency today conducted searches at nine locations in Punjab and one in Haryana in connection with a criminal conspiracy to raise funds for the banned terrorist organization Khalistan Tiger Force (KTF), and also smuggle arms, ammunition and explosives for it… pic.twitter.com/NS06qV3Pq7
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The two accused, identified as Wale Amritpal Singh alias Ammi and Amritak Singh, were caught in an operation in the morning by the NIA at the airport after the flight landed. The NIA investigation has revealed that the accused were working for designated terrorist Arshdeep Singh Dhalla to promote the violent criminal activities of the KTF in India.
The NIA said that both the accused were involved in smuggling arms from Pakistan at the behest of the KTF and recruiting youths to commit acts of violence and terror in the country.