NIA Raids 13 Locations Across Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, NCR
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) raided 13 places in Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Chandigarh, and Delhi in an attempt to dismantle a gangster-terror nexus. The NIA found incriminating materials, including various types of contraband. This was the third round of raids by the agency.
The NIA is working on two cases registered in August 2022 and is looking to dismantle the emerging nexus between gangsters, terrorists, and drug smugglers/ traffickers in India and abroad. The places searched by the NIA include Fazilka, Mohali districts of Punjab, Sangrur, Sikar district of Rajasthan, Taran Taran, Yamunanagar district of Haryana, and Outer North District of Delhi and NCR.
These included the houses or premises of Binny Gurjar of Sangrur in Punjab, Kaushal Chaudhary of Gurugram, Ravi Rajgarh of Ludhiana in Punjab, Vishal Maan of Prahalpur in Delhi, as well as their associates.
In a statement, the NIA shared, “Investigations will continue to dismantle such terror networks as well as their funding and support infrastructure. Preliminary investigations have revealed that these gangs were carrying out targeted killings and were also raising funds to carry out such criminal activities through smuggling of drugs and weapons.” It added, “The recent sensational crimes and extortion calls by criminal syndicates and gangsters to businessmen, professionals, including doctors, etc., had created a widespread scare among the people. These gangs were using cyber-space to publicize these crimes to create terror among the public at large.”