Tribune News Service
New Delhi, April 8
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday said it has filed a supplementary charge-sheet in a Mohali special court against three accused in Khalistan Liberation Force (KLF) narco-terror case.
Those who have been named in the charge sheet include Rajender Singh, alias Ganja of Amritsar, Parminder Pal Singh, alias Bobby and Jasmeet Singh Hakimzada, originally resident of New Delhi but currently located in Dubai, said the NIA is an official statement.
All the three accused persons have been charged under various sections of Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act – UAPA, it added.
In the statement the NIA said the investigation revealed that accused Rajender Singh was instrumental in selling the smuggled heroin in India, while Parminder Pal Singh had played an important role in channelising the proceeds through hawala from India to Dubai.
It also said that Jasmeet Singh Hakimzada, a Dubai-based international drugs smuggler and money launderer, used to further transfer the funds to entities based in Pakistan, who used the money to support the activities of banned terrorist organisation KLF.
“Hakimzada along with Harmeet Singh, a Pakistan-based self-styled chief of KLF have been instrumental in running a Narco-terror network to strengthen the terrorist activities of the banned outfit. The investigation also established that a network of narco-traffickers, terrorists and hawala operatives based in Punjab, Delhi and Dubai was operating at the behest of Harmeet Singh and Hakimzada and was indulging in subversive activities against India,” the NIA said in the charge sheet.
The case arose out of a Punjab Police FIR relating to seizure of 500 gm of heroin and proceeds of drugs about Rs 1,20,000 on May 31, 2020 from accused Jajbir Singh Samra and two other accused persons. Later, NIA took over the case and earlier after completion of investigation, the agency had filed a charge sheet against 10 accused persons in the case.