The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has registered a case to analyze alleged funding of Khalistani terrorist teams overseas for organising on-ground campaigns, and demonstrations outdoors Indian missions within the UK, the US, Canada, Germany and different nations, individuals accustomed to the event stated.
According to the case registered final week, Khalistani parts primarily based in India are additionally receiving funds by way of non-governmental organisations (NGOs), the individuals added, requesting anonymity.
The company has named as accused US-based Gurpatwant Singh Pannun, UK- primarily based Paramjit Singh Pamma and Canada resident Hardeep Singh Nijjar who, below the banner of Sikhs for Justice (SFJ), are gathering funds for a rebel in opposition to the Indian authorities, in keeping with the primary data report (FIR).
NIA has, for the primary time, given the addresses of the three: Pannun (167-05, Powel Boulevard, Unit-22 White Stone, New York), Pamma (41, Bowden Road, Smethwick, UK) and Nijjar (8193, 143-A Street, Surrey BC, Canada and 1418, 142 Street, 72 Avenue, BC Canada).
The individuals accustomed to the event cited above stated the contemporary FIR will empower NIA to analyze SFJ’s actions in numerous nations. If required, an NIA group could even go to these nations quickly to probe the supply of funding of the Khalistani teams.
This is NIA’s second FIR for conducting an investigation overseas after an modification to the NIA Act final 12 months that empowered the company to probe terror actions in opposition to Indians and Indian pursuits abroad. Earlier this 12 months, the company filed a case to analyze a terror assault on a gurdwara in Kabul on March 25 by which 27 Sikh devotees, together with an Indian, have been killed.
According to the most recent FIR, “as part of the conspiracy, huge funds are being collected abroad for on-ground campaign and propaganda against government of India including staging demonstrations outside Indian missions in the US, the UK, Germany, Canada and so forth. These campaigns are being spearheaded by designated terrorists Gurpatwant Singh Pannun, Paramjit Singh Pamma, Hardeep Singh Nijjar and others”. HT has reviewed a duplicate of the FIR.
“It has also been learnt that large amounts so collected are being sent through NGOs to pro-Khalistani elements in India, to undertake terrorist acts and to strike terror in the people of India,” the FIR stated. It added: “SFJ leadership has planned large scale disruptive activities to damage government and private property and also disrupt supplies and essential services to the life of community of India”.
For this, the company stated, SFJ and different pro-Khalistani parts, by way of an incessant social media marketing campaign and in any other case, are radicalising and recruiting impressionable younger individuals to marketing campaign for and perform terrorist acts for the creation of a separate nation of Khalistan.
Earlier this month, the central company filed a charge-sheet in opposition to Pannun, Nijjar and Pamma together with 13 others in a separate 2019 case to analyze SFJ’s function in India.
SFJ has been banned by the ministry of dwelling affairs (MHA;) properties of Pannun, Nijjar and Pamma in India have been ordered to be seized.
Intelligence companies have alerted the federal government that Pakistan is actively supporting their actions and offering them funds.