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NIA raids six locations in Jammu, Punjab over narco-terrorism case

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Aasif Suhaf, Srinagar: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) conducted searches at six locations, five in Jammu district and one in Tarn-Taran district of Punjab in connection with investigation into a narco-terror module related to seizure of about 61 kilograms of heroin along with arms and ammunition at the International Border (IB) at Arnia, Jammu.

   

The searches were conducted at the residences of six accused persons who were identified as Jasraj Singh, Sham Lal, Bishan Dass, Ajeet Kumar, Gurbaksh Singh and  Gurpartap Singh. These accused persons were arrested for hatching a criminal conspiracy, carrying out anti-national and unlawful activities, and to help terrorist organisations by collecting funds and channelizing the proceeds of drugs for furthering the activities of terrorist organisations like Babbar Khalsa International (BKI). 

The NIA said that Gurpratap Singh of Tarn-Taran district is the kingpin of this module. In the second week of September, 2020, Gurpratap Singh had received 10 kilograms of Heroin from Pakistan based handlers through his associates. The consignment in the instant case was also intended to be received by Gurpratap Singh to fund the activities of BKI in Punjab.

 

NIA said that during the searches conducted today, digital devices and other incriminating documents having financial details and accounts numbers have been seized for further scrutiny and analysis.



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