Herald: NIA files charge sheet in Sikh militancy case

NIA files charge sheet in Sikh militancy case

25 May 2019 06:02am IST
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25 May 2019 06:02am IST

PTI, MUMBAI: The National Investigation Agency Friday filed a charge sheet in a case related to alleged attempts for revival of Sikh militancy with the ultimate objective of creating a separate 'Khalistan State'.

The Maharashtra ATS had registered a case in this regard in December last year, following which one Harpal Singh Naik from Pune was arrested, the NIA said in a press note.

The Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) found a firearm and five bullets from Naik. 

His interrogation led to the arrest of Mohiuddin Siddiqui a few days later and the case was subsequently taken over by the National Investigation Agency (NIA), it said. 

Investigations revealed Singh, Siddiqui and wanted accused Gurjeet Singh Nijjar entered into a criminal conspiracy to commit terrorist act for the formation 'Khalistan State'.

They, thereby, threatened the security, integrity and

sovereignty of India and have been making attempts to revive

Sikh militancy, the investigating agency said.

The accused used to post adulatory videos and images of militants like Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale, Jagtar Singh Hawara (a militant convicted for assassination of Beant Singh,

former chief minister of Punjab). Besides these, the accused used to share images and videos of 1984 Operation Blue Star, pro-Khalistani posts related to Babbar Khalsa International (BKI) with the sole

intention to motivate vulnerable Sikh youths and others to join the Khalistan movement in India.

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