Arrested by the nationwide investigation company (NIA) on his arrival from Cyprus, Khalistani terrorist Gurdeep Singh Nijjar is needed in Punjab in a case of provide of weapons for terrorism in Fatehgarh Sahib district.
After the NIA investigations are over, the Punjab Police is planning to take him on a manufacturing warrant because the police imagine Nijjar is without doubt one of the key gamers concerned in spreading venom in opposition to India among the many Sikh youth and indoctrinating them into collaborating in pro-Khalistan actions.
Punjab intelligence officers declare that Nijjar used to run many social media accounts and pages on Fb and was actively concerned in Referendum-2020 actions from Cyprus. Intelligence officers additionally declare to have sturdy leads signalling Nijjar’s closeness to Pakistan’s ISI officers dealing with Khalistan affairs.
Nijjar’s identify appeared within the arm provide case registered in Sirhind police station of Fatehgarh Sahib in 2018 with the busting of a pro-Khalistan module after the arrest of an accused, Mohiuddin Siddique alias Mohin Khan, a resident of Delhi.
Khan was arrested from Railway Highway in Humayunpur space of Sirhind following intelligence inputs that an individual was going to go to Fatehgarh Sahib to produce weapons to somebody in Sirhind.
A 38mm pistol and 5 rounds had been recovered from him after which he was booked underneath sections 120-B (prison conspiracy) of the IPC and 25/54/59 of the Arms Act.
As per the FIR, Khan had are available contact with one Harpal Singh, one other pro-Khalistan operative and a local of Mughal Majri village in Ropar district. He was arrested by Pune ATS with a pistol and 5 rounds from Bengaluru. Harpal launched Khan to Nijjer on Fb, police mentioned.
Nijjer requested Khan to work for Referendum 2020, declare police. After Khan turned a member of ‘Khalistan Zindabad Khalistan’ social media group, he additionally got here into contact with some Pakistan-based brokers.
“He got here to Fatehgarh Sahib on the course of Nijjer to produce weapons to contacts to execute terror actions in Punjab. On the directions of Nijjer, Khan visited Bengaluru 3 times to satisfy Harpal. Khan has admitted that he has provided weapons to some individuals up to now on the directions of Nijjer and has handed it over to some individuals close to a non secular place in Fatehgarh Sahib metropolis,” police mentioned.
Harpal too had admitted that he had obtained a gun from Khan in Fatehgarh Sahib in October.
The NIA had registered a case in January final 12 months in opposition to Harpal Singh underneath the Arms Act, the Maharashtra Police Act and the Illegal Actions (Prevention) Act.
The trio had been additionally concerned in posting movies and pictures in reward of militant Jagtar Singh Hawara, a convict within the assassination of former Punjab chief minister Beant Singh, the Operation Blue Star of 1984, apart from pro-Khalistani posts associated to the proscribed organisation, Babbar Khalsa Worldwide (BKI), with the only intention to encourage like-minded Sikh children and others to affix the so-called Khalistan motion, the NIA official mentioned.
The company arrested Nijjar, after he was deported from Cyprus, for allegedly hatching a prison conspiracy to revive Sikh militancy in India for a separate state of Khalistan, an NIA official mentioned.