Mumbai: NIA Special Court in Mumbai has sentenced 3 persons Mohd. Muzammil under Sections 18, 20, 38 of UA(P) Act to 10 years rigorous imprisonment and under Sections 3,25,7,27 of Arms Act to five years & Rs 5000 fine.
Mohd. Sadiq and Mohd. Akram @ Imran Khan have been sentenced under Sections 18, 20, 38 of UA(P) Act to 10 years rigorous imprisonment. They were earlier arrested and firearms were recovered from them. They were members of banned terrorist organisation Lashkar-e-Taiba and Harkat-ul-Jihad-e-Islami (HuJI).
Convicted Mohd. Akram went to Saudi Arabia under the guise of seeking employment as a driver with the help of wanted acused, Mohammed Abdul Majeed native of Hyderabad presently settled in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. During his stay in Saudi Arabia, the accused Mohd. Akram was introduced to various LeT members and operatives including the absconding accused Siddique Bin Usman @ Abu Hanzala @ Abdul Brai, Furkhan Bhai @ Abdullah @ Abu Saad @ Afzal @ Akbar both natives of Hyderabad as well as Mohamed Shaeed Faisal @ Ustad @ Umar @ Zaikr, native of Bangalore and settled in Saudi Arabia.
Investigation revealed that Mohd Akram and other accused persons had hatched a conspiracy at Riyadh and Dammam in Saudi Arabia to carry out targeted killings of prominent Hindu leaders, journalists, politicians and police officers in different parts of India.
Patna: NIA on Wednesday 2 June, filed supplementary charge-sheet before NIA Special Court here against an arms trafficker from Gaya district in Bihar.
The accused arms trafficker is Rajiv Kumar Singh @ Chunnu Singh S/o Mithilesh Prasad Singh, resident of Village-Tetar, falling under Polive Station Atri, in Gaya district of Bihar. He has been charged under Sections 120B read with 380 & 414 of IPC, Section 25 (1A), 25(1AA) & 26 of Arms Act and Section 39 of UA(P) Act 1967 (law for prevention of unlawful activities).
The case relates to recovery of three AK-47 weapons on the disclosure of charge-sheeted accused Shamsher Alam from the premises of Rizwana Begum. In this regard, an FIR (no. 323/2018) was registered against 26 accused and other unknown persons on 7 September 2018 at Muffasil Police Station in Munger district of Bihar.
NIA had re-registered the case as RC-31/2018/NIA/DLI dated 5 October 2018 and taken over the investigation. 14 accused persons have been chargesheeted by NIA earlier in the case.
Investigation has revealed that certain employees and ex-employees of Central Ordinance Depot (COD) at Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh had conspired with a group of arms smugglers and had stolen a large number of AK series rifles, their parts and SLR’s from the sheds of COD, Jabalpur. The king-pin of the racket Purshottam Lal Rajak an ex armorer of COD had cannibalized serviceable parts from out of commission weapons and had manufactured functioning prohibited weapons such as AK-47. Twenty-two such AK-47 weapons have been recovered so far. These weapons stolen out of COD Jabalpur were then supplied to arms smugglers from Munger, Bihar which were then further supplied to naxals and criminals.
The chargesheeted accused Rajiv Kumar Singh is a close associate of chargesheeted accused Manjur Alam. He was an important link in the chain of supply of cannibalized weapons and used to receive the weapons from Manjur Alam and had supplied the same to naxals and criminals in Bihar and Jharkhand.
New Delhi: NIA today Wednesday 9 November 2020 filed Chargesheet against 16 accused Khalistanis worldwide before the NIA Special Court, New Delhi.
The chargesheet in Referendum 2020/Sikhs for Justice case registered under Sections 120B, 124A, 153A, 153B and 505 of IPC and 13, 17 and 18 of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967. The case pertains to organized conspiracy by the accused for launching a concerted secessionist campaign under the banner of ‘Referendum 2020’ for creation of ‘Khalistan’.
The chargesheeted accused are i) Gurpatwant Singh Pannun, r/o New York, USA; ii) Avtar Singh Pannun, r/o New York, USA; iii) Gurpreet Singh Baagi r/o UK; iv) Harpreet Singh @ Rana Singh r/o New York, USA; v) Paramjit Singh @ Pamma, r/o UK; vi) Sarabjit Singh Bannur, r/o UK; vii) Amardeep Singh Purewal @Amardeep Singh Khalsa, r/o California, USA; viii) J S Dhaliwal, r/o Canada; ix) Kulwant Singh Mothada r/o UK, x) Dupinderjit Singh, r/o UK; xi) Hardeep Singh Nijjar, r/oCanada; xii) Kulwant Singh @ Kanta @Mann Singh Khalsa, r/o UK; xiii) Harjaap Singh @Japhi Singh, r/o California, USA; xiv) Sarabjit Singh @Sabi Singh, r/o California, USA; xv) Jatinder Singh Grewal, r/o Canada; and xvi) S Himmat Singh, r/o New York, USA. The above individuals are members of Sikh for Justice, an organization declared as ‘Unlawful Association’ under UA(P) Act.
Investigation in the case has revealed that Sikhs for Justice, a secessionist outfit floated in the garb of ‘Human Rights advocacy group’ with its offices in various foreign countries like the USA, Canada, the UK, and Australia is a frontal organization of Khalistan terrorist outfits operating from foreign soils including Pakistan. Under this campaign numerous social media accounts on FaceBook, Twitter, Whatsapp, YouTube Channels and a number of websites have been launched, which are being used to propagate sedition as well as enmity on the grounds of region and religion, to radicalise impressionable youth, to cause disturbance to peace and harmony and to raise funds for terrorist activities. SFJ has been attempting to undermine the security of the Indian State by instigating Sikh personnel in the Indian army to rise up in mutiny against India. SFJ is also trying to radicalize youth of Kashmir and openly extending support for secession of Kashmir from India.
Based on the dossiers provided by NIA and other agencies, the chief patrons of SFJ namely Gurpatwant Singh Pannun, Hardeep Singh Nijjar and Paramjit Singh @ Pamma have already been designated as ‘Terrorist’ under UA(P)Act. During the course of investigation, NIA identified immovable properties belonging to terrorist Gurpatwant Singh Pannun in District Amritsar, Punjab and terrorist Hardeep Singh Nijjar in District Jalandhar, Punjab. Based on the request of NIA, the Government of India, Ministry of Home Affairs, in exercise of powers conferred under Section 51-A of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act 1967, has ordered attachment of these properties.
I write this today with a very heavy heart and tears in my eyes. One of my close mentor, guide, friend Sanjiv Singh (IPS 87) left us all for his heavenly abode yesterday -16 October 2020. I am shattered that we had to lose him so soon, and I am still struggling to come to terms with this personal loss.
Sanjiv Singh was an accomplished officer, a strong and direct person, real, bold, driven, hardworking, fitness freak, logical, and exceedingly honest with others. A loyal friend and a great listener. I always admired his ability to stay calm and get things done. He was someone who was a hero to a lot of people, including me. So much so that there is a colony in Bhopal named after him.
Sanjiv was a warm, welcoming, and kind person with a positive outlook on life and a fundamental faith in humanity. He could always put you at ease with his stories. To me, he was so much more than a senior. I aspired to be like him, especially in fitness. His commitment to fitness was such that even the young ones could not match his standards. His company was always a sanctuary filled with laughter.
It was only in February that I joined BSF after Sanjiv was relieved from this organization. I met him first at the National Police Academy in 1989. He was warm & welcoming and made the transition of growing into the prestigious police services a memorable and enjoyable one. I remember the best times when we were SP in neighbouring districts, I was SP Vidisha & he was SP Raisen. He had a strong set of values that he held himself accountable. Although I feel like no one will ever truly replace him, we all have to stay strong and celebrate his spirit and who he was. Rest in peace Sanjiv Singh Sir. We will miss you!
Sujay Thousen, is a 1988 batch IPS officer, borne on the Madhya Pradesh cadre