Updated on Nov 30, 2022 06:00 PM IST BY KHABARBHARAT24.CO.IN
New Delhi . National Investigation Agency (NIA) officials have recovered a variety of contraband items along with ammunition and several incriminating documents by conducting raids at over 13 places belonging to gangsters across the country in connection with the terrorist-gangster nexus case. According to information, NIA raided more than 13 locations in Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Chandigarh and Delhi-NCR region. The target districts were Fazilka, Tarn Taran, Ludhiana, Sangrur, Mohali in Punjab, Yamuna Nagar in Haryana, Sikar in Rajasthan and outer northern districts of Delhi.
The NIA official said we carried out the raids to dismantle and break the emerging nexus between terrorists, gangsters and drug peddlers based in India and abroad. This was the third round of raids and searches conducted by the NIA on organized criminal syndicates and networks, top gangsters, their criminal and business associates based in Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan and arms suppliers based in Rajasthan and Delhi.
The gangsters whose houses were raided include Kaushal Chaudhary of Gurugram-Rajasthan, Prahalpur-Delhi, Vishal Mann of Sangrur-Punjab, Binny Gurjar of Ludhiana-Punjab, Ravi Rajgarh and his associates. The NIA said it will continue to dismantle such terror networks as well as their funding and support infrastructure. The official said that preliminary investigation has revealed that these gangs were carrying out target killings and were also raising funds for their criminal activities through drug and arms smuggling.
Recently, extortion calls by criminal syndicates and gangsters to businessmen, professionals, doctors etc. had created a widespread fear among the people. These gangs were using cyber space to publicize these crimes to create panic among the public at large.
NIA has found during the course of investigation that such criminal acts were not local incidents but deep rooted conspiracy among terrorists gangsters and drug smuggling cartels and networks operating both from within and outside the country. Many gang leaders and members had fled India and are operating from foreign countries including Pakistan Canada Malaysia Australia.