NIA files chargesheet in Dera follower's targeted killing case


New Delhi, Dec 24 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday chargesheeted four Khalistan Tiger Force Operative in connection with the case of targeted killing of 'Dera Saccha Sauda' follower Manohar Lal.

The chargesheet was filed before a special NIA court in Mohali under sections 120B, 109, 201 and 302 of IPC, sections 16, 17, 18, 18B, 20 and 23 of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, and section 25 (1A), 25 (6), 25 (7) and 27 Arms Act against.

Those who are chargesheeted by NIA are Kamaljeet Sharma alias Kamal, Ram Singh alias Sona, Arshdeep Singh alias Arsh and Hardeep Singh Nijjar. The NIA officials said that Nijjar and Arsh are presently living in Canada.

Initially, in November 2020 a case was filed with Dyalpura Police Station of Punjab in connection with the targeted killing of Dera Saccha Sauda follower Manohar Lal by two persons identified as accused Kamaljeet Sharma and Ram Singh alias Sona. Later on the case was transferred to NIA to further probe the matter.

NIA found in the probe that accused Hardeep Singh Nijjar, self-styled chief of Khalistan Tiger Force (KTF), a designated terrorist, along with his associate Arshdeep Singh alias Arash had formed a gang and recruited gangsters Kamaljeet Sharma, Ram Singh and others.

He chose the Punjab based people. After recruiting them, the persons were given task go threaten and extorting money from Punjab based businessmen.

Later they indulged in target killing of the persons to disturb the communal harmony in Punjab. The NIA collected evidences against the accused. After making a foolproof chargesheet they filed it before the concerned court.

Further investigation in the case is continued.





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