NIA arrests Khalistani terrorist at Delhi airport following deportation
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) arrested Khalistani terrorist Gurjeet Singh Nijjar on Tuesday in a case from Pune Khalistan. Nijjar, who was hiding in Cyprus, was arrested at the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGI) in Delhi following his deportation.
A resident of Ajnala city in Amritsar, Nijjar had left for Cyprus on October 19, 2017, a statement released by the agency stated that it is added that his transit custody will be obtained and he will be taken to Mumbai for further investigation.
The NIA had registered a case on January 10, 2019 against Nijjar and another defendant Harpal Singh under Sections 3 and 25 of the Guns Act 1959; Articles 37 and 135 of the Maharashtra Police Act 1951 and article 20 of the Prevention of Illegal Activities Act 1967.
Subsequent NIA investigations revealed that Nijjar, Singh and a third defendant, Moin Khan, had orchestrated a criminal conspiracy to revive Sikh militancy with the ultimate goal of forming a separate state from Khalistan.
The trio via social media platforms used to post pictures and videos of 1984’s Operation Blue Star and Jagtar Singh Hawara, a convict charged with the murder of former CM Beant Singh of Punjab.
Pro-Khalistani posts related to an outlawed group called Babbar Khalsa International (BKI) were also published to motivate like-minded Sikh youth and others to join the Khalistani movement, the NIA statement added. The agency had previously filed a charge sheet against the three in a special NIA court on May 23, 2019.
This arrest comes nearly a week after the NIA convicted and convicted a Tamil Nadu engineer, Mohamed Naser Packeer, of seven years of rigorous imprisonment in an Islamic State (ISIS) conspiracy case. Naser, who is a Chennai Certified Ethical Hacker, was working as a web developer and graphic designer in Dubai in 2014.