NIA attaches five more properties in terror-criminal nexus case


Stepping up its fight against terrorist-criminal networks, the NIA Tuesday confirmed five more properties in Haryana and Delhi belonging to members of organized syndicates in northern states, an official said.

On March 4, five properties were also seized in raids in Haryana, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, MaharashtraGujarat and Delhi, leading to the arrest of 27 “gangster leaders” and the recovery of a huge amount of weapons and ammunition.

“Following investigations into cases against three major organized crime syndicates/gangs operated by Pakistan’s Harvinder Rinda, Lawrence Bishnoi and Bambiha group, the NIA has seized four more properties in Haryana and one in Delhi,” a spokesperson for the agency said. the federal agency. .

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) official said the seized property belonged to members of organized crime syndicates operating in the northern states of Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan, and Delhi.

The seized properties were obtained with money generated by carrying out various types of terrorist activities and extortion, and thus were “proceeds of terrorism” as they were used for hatching terror plots and carrying out crimes, the spokesman said .

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The attached properties include a house of Chhotu Ram alias ‘Bhat’ in Chautala in Sirsa district, a house of Jagseer Singh alias ‘Jagga Sarpanch’ alias ‘Jagsir’ in Takhatmal, a house of Virender Singh alias ‘Kala Rana’ in Yamuna Nagar and land of Raju alias “Mota” of Basaudi in Sonipat district of Haryana, and a land of Satyawan Sehrawat alias “Sonu” in Dariyapur in Delhi, the official said.

The official said the action has hit this network’s arms supply chain.

“Virender, Ram and Singh always provided weapons and arranged the logistics, including safe havens, for the gang members. Satyawan had also housed gangsters,” the spokesman said, adding that they played an important role in raising funds to help the gang to support. operations of terrorist crime syndicates.

Raju was used to laundering money by investing in real estate and other businesses, including liquor, the official said.

The latest attachment follows similar attachments from five properties – four in Haryana and one in Delhi – on March 4.

Earlier, the NIA had conducted more than 230 raids in Haryana, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Delhi-NCR, arrested 27 gangster leaders, recovered about 38 guns and froze 87 bank accounts. This was done as part of the action against organized crime syndicates last August.

In addition, Canada-based Arsh Dalla and Pakistan-based Rinda have recently been listed as “terrorists” by the Home Office under the Prevention of Unlawful Activities Act.

“The drive to stifle these organized crime networks of funding and dismantle their ecosystem by seizing and seizing their property derived from ‘proceeds of terrorism and crime’ will intensify in the coming days along with the police forces of several states,” the statement said. said a spokesperson.

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