January 16, 2021

NIA registers case against 'Khalistani Terrorists' for inciting rebellion against GoI

"Huge funds are being collected abroad for on-ground campaigns and propaganda against the Government of India"

The Central Government has received information that ‘Sikhs for Justice’ an unlawful association under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967, and other Khalistani Terrorist outfits including but not limited to Babbar Khalsa International Khalistan Tiger Force and Khalistan Zindabad Force along with other frontal organizations have entered into a conspiracy to create an atmosphere of fear and lawlessness and to cause disaffection to people and to incite them towards rising rebellion against the Government of India.

As per the FIR, huge funds are being collected abroad for on-ground campaigns and propaganda against the Government of India including staging demonstrations outside Indian missions in countries like the USA, UK, Canada, Germany and so forth. These campaigns are being spearheaded by designated terrorists Gurpatwant Singh Pannum, Paramjit Singh Pamma, Hardeep Singh Nijjar and others.

Thus, the Ministry of Home Affairs issued as per provision of sub-section 5 of section 6 read with section 8 of the National Investigation Agency to register and take up the investigation of the scheduled offence.

A case has been registered as RC-40/2020/NIA/DLI on December 15, 2020.

Furthermore, Shankar Brata Raimedhi has been directed to take up the investigation into the case as the Chief Investigating Officer.

Also Read: Section 144 CrPC imposed in Meghalaya’s Ri Bhoi District

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