LUCKNOW The Nationwide Investigation Company (NIA) on Wednesday raided three locations in Uttar Pradesh, together with a residential apartment at Gomti Nagar Extension in Lucknow throughout nationwide searches carried out by the central company at over 150 areas in six states in reference to instances associated to narco-terror-gangster nexus. Baghpat and Meerut had been two different cities in UP the place raids had been carried out, stated officers.
In Lucknow, the NIA raided the Gomti Nagar Extension flat of an Ayodhya resident round 5am, and the workforce stayed there for over 5 hours. “The man was not present in his Lucknow flat. He allegedly offered shelter to Khalistan supporter Deepak Ranga, who is essential accused within the blast that happened on the Punjab Police intelligence headquarters in Mohali on Could 9, 2022,” an official stated.
Deepak Ranga was arrested by the NIA from Gorakhpur on January 25 earlier this yr. He’s an in depth affiliate of Canada-based gangster-turned-terrorist Lakhbir Singh Sandhu and Pakistan-based gangster-turned-terrorist Harvinder Singh Sandhu, stated the official.
Ranga was offered shelter allegedly by the Ayodhya resident throughout his keep in UP earlier than being arrested from Gorakhpur. The NIA later discovered this man at his hideout in Ayodhya and questioned him for over two hours however didn’t arrest him as he was performing the final rites of his mom, who handed away on Tuesday evening, he added.
The NIA’s raids had been underway in Haryana, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Uttarakhand. The central company had registered three instances final yr following info suggesting that terrorist outfits and their sympathisers overseas had been working as members of organized prison gangs lively within the northern states of India for focused killings and violent prison acts.
He stated central companies and state police forces had been cracking down on organised criminals and terrorists working from totally different components of the nation and nations like Pakistan, Canada, Malaysia, Australia, and the US. These coordinated raids had been carried out to dismantle the gangsters’ community.
To date, the NIA has arrested 30 gangsters and their associates during the last seven months after raiding over 200 areas and hideouts in seven states. It seized 13 properties, froze 95 financial institution accounts, and issued 20 lookout circulars in opposition to criminals and terrorists.