New Delhi: NIA has arrested wanted accused Bikramjit Singh @ Bikkar Panjwar @ Bikkar Baba after his extradition by the competent authority of Linz, Austria in coordination with INTERPOL authorities.
Bikramajit had formed a terror gang to carry out terror attacks in Punjab, alongwith with his close associates. He was absconding in NIA Case RC 20/2019/NIA/DLI.
NIA had sent a team to Austria to bring him back to India.
On the strength of NBWs issued by the NIA Special Court, Mohali and subsequent Red Notice, absconding accused Bikramjit Singh was detained in Linz, Austria on 22 March 2021. After completion of legal proceedings, Linz Regional Court, Austria extradited Bikramjit Singh, who was arrested in New Delhi on 8 December 2022.
Investigations had revealed that Bikramjit Singh not only instigated others to commit terrorist acts but also conducted training for fabricating Improvised Explosive Devices and using them. During various processions/ agitations, he carried bombs and instigated other participants to attack government agencies to strike terror in the population at large. He is the key conspirator in the conspiracy to target Dera Muradpura.