NIA summons to journalist, farmer leaders, others in SFJ case | India News
NEW DELHI: In a shock transfer, the Nationwide Investigation Company (NIA) has despatched notices to over a dozen of individuals, together with a journalist, farmer leaders related to the agitation towards three farm legal guidelines and others, in reference to its probe into the Sikh For Justice (SFJ) case, officers mentioned on Saturday.
An NIA official associated with the event wishing to not be named advised IANS, “The NIA has despatched notices to a number of individuals for examination.”
The official mentioned that they’ve been known as as witnesses to establish sure particulars of the case.
When requested who had been known as apart from the journalist, the official mentioned, “I can not particularly say in regards to the career of the people who’ve been known as for examination.”
The official mentioned that the company had known as quite a few individuals as witnesses for investigation. “They’ve been known as to be examined to establish sure particulars for the investigation,” the official added.
The NIA has additionally summoned Baldev Singh, the president of Lok Bhalai Insaf Welfare Society (LBIWS), one of many unions taking part in talks with the federal government over the brand new farm legal guidelines.
In line with the NIA summons, Singh has been requested to look earlier than the anti-terror probe company on January 17 at its headquarters situated in south Delhi’s CGO Advanced.
Apart from Singh, Surender Singh Thikriwal, Palwinder Singh, Pardeep Singh, Nobeljit Singh and Karnail Singh have additionally been summoned to look earlier than the company on January 17 and 18 .
The NIA had registered a case on December 15 final yr after a notification from the federal government below a number of sections of the IPC and the Illegal Actions (Prevention) Act (UAPA. Within the FIR, which has been considered by IANS, the NIA alleged that SFJ, an illegal affiliation and different Khalistani terrorist outfits together with however not restricted to Babbar Khalsa Worldwide, Khalistan Tiger Pressure and Khalistan Zindabad Pressure together with their frontal organisations have entered right into a conspiracy to create an environment of worry and lawlessness and to trigger disaffection in individuals and to incite them in direction of rising in rebel towards the federal government.
The FIR additionally mentioned that massive funds are being collected overseas for on-ground marketing campaign and propaganda towards missions in international locations like US, UK, Canada Germany and so forth.
These campaigns are being spearheaded by designated terrorists Gurpatwant Singh Pannun, Paramjit Singh Pamma, Hardeep Singh Nijjar and others.
The NIA FIR additionally alleged that SFJ and different pro-Khalistani components concerned on this conspiracy, via their incessant social media marketing campaign and in any other case, are radicalising and recruiting impressionable youth to agitate and undertake terrorist acts for creation of separate nation of Khalistan after secession from Indian Territory.
It’s value a point out that the NIA filed a cost sheet towards 10 Khalistani terrorists within the Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) case together with designated terrorist Gurpatwant Singh Pannun on December 18 final yr.
The company has filed the cost sheet within the Particular NIA court docket in Punjab’s Mohali below a number of sections of the Indian Penal Code and the UAPA.
Apart from Pannun, who’s a resident of New York in US, the NIA has named Pargat Singh, Sukhraj Singh, Bikramjit Singh, Manjeet Singh, Jatinder Singh, Gurwinder Singh, Harpreet Singh, Kuldeep Singh and Harmeet Singh.The cost sheet was filed in reference to a case associated to a collection of acts of violence together with acts of arson in Punjab through the yr 2017-18, finishing up of propaganda actions each on-line and on floor campaigns in help of the SFJ and Referendum-2020. These acts have been dedicated by a gang of radicalised Sikh youth below course and monetary help from SFJ handlers situated overseas as a part of an organised conspiracy by the accused for launching a concerted secessionist marketing campaign for creation of ‘Khalistan’.
The case was initially registered by the Punjab Police in Amritsar and the NIA took over the investigation on April 5 final yr.