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Hizb-ul-Mujahideen Narco-Terror Case: NIA Arrests Narcotics Trafficker from Amritsar

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New Delhi: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) arrested a drugs trafficker Gurjant Singh @ Ashish Gattu of Kot Khalsa in Amritsar earlier this week. He was transferring proceeds from narcotics sale through havala to terrorists in Kashmir and Pakistan.

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Gurjant Singh has been arrested under NIA Case No. RC-23/2020/NIA/DLI and sent to NIA custody for 4 days by Special NIA Court at Mohali. The case was originally registered as FIR no. 135/20 on 25 April 2020 at Police Station Sadar, Amritsar City in connection with the arrest of Hilal Ahmad Shergojri and seizure of a truck and recovery of Rs. 2.9 million (29 lakh) from his possession.

Hilal Ahmad Shergojri was an overground operative and a close associate of Riyaz Ahmad Naikoo, the then commander of Hizb-ul-Mujahideen in Kashmir. He had come to Amritsar to collect funds that were proceeds of narcotics sale, for furthering terrorist activities in J&K.

NIA re-registered the case on 8 May 2020, took over the investigation and filed charge-sheets against 11 accused persons in the case.

During investigation it was found that the arrested accused Gurjant Singh is a drug trafficker and was a close associate of the charge-sheeted accused persons in the case. He used to purchase illegally smuggled heroin from other accused persons – Bikramjit Singh @ Vicky and Sarwan Singh and then sell it locally. The proceeds collected from the sale of this heroin were sent to Kashmir & Pakistan through hawala.

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