A Delhi court docket on Saturday prolonged NIA custody of Amritpal Singh alias Ammy and Amrik Singh, two ‘needed’ shut associates of Canada-based ‘listed terrorist’ Arsh Dhalla, until June 6, in reference to a UAPA case.

The NIA had arrested the 2 on May 19 once they arrived on the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) from Manila the place they’d been hiding.

On expiry of their seven-day custody, Special decide Shailendra Malik of Patiala House Court granted extra time to NIA to quiz them associated to their alleged involvement in hiring youth for Khalistan Tiger Force (KTF) and likewise within the smuggling and procurement of arms and ammunition and elevating funds for the organisation.

Both Amritpal Singh and Amrik Singh hail from Punjab.

Recently, non-bailable warrants have been issued in opposition to them by an NIA court docket in reference to a case associated to the illegal and violent actions of banned organisations in India.

“They are also wanted in several criminal cases that took place in Punjab. The NIA had registered a suo motu case on August 20 last year under various sections of IPC and Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, against them, ” the official had mentioned.

The NIA mentioned that their investigations have revealed that the accused had entered right into a legal conspiracy to boost funds for the banned terrorist organisation KTF, and likewise smuggle arms, ammunition and explosives for it from throughout the border.

“The accused had been working for individual designated terrorist Arshdeep Singh Dhalla to promote violent criminal activities of the KTF in India. In association with another notorious wanted accused Manpreet Singh alias Peeta, they had been involved in smuggling weapons from Pakistan and recruitment of youth to carry out acts of violence and terror in the country at the behest of the KTF.”

“They were also part of an extortion racket for raising funds for the banned outfit. The accused used to identify extortion targets, including businessmen, and then threaten them into parting with huge amounts. In case the identified targets refused, their homes and other premises would be fired at by the accused’s India-based associates, ” the official had mentioned.

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