Sat. Mar 2nd, 2024

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Wednesday carried out searches at over 15 areas in Punjab and Haryana in reference to its probe into the assault on the Indian Consulate in San Francisco in March this yr by Khalistani supporters.

As a part of the probe, the NIA on November 14 had requested for proof from the US authorities below the mutual authorized help treaty, based on company sources.

The sources stated that 45 faces zeroed in through CCTV footage scanning have been principally recognized by way of crowd sourcing.

On September 21, the NIA had launched the images of 10 needed accused within the March 2023 case of assault and vandalism on the Consulate and sought details about them from most of the people.

The company has additionally issued three separate “Request for Identification and Information” notices towards the needed accused, in search of any data of significance that might result in their arrest or apprehension.

While two of the notices carry pictures of two accused every, the third exhibits footage of the opposite six accused allegedly concerned within the case.

The assault on the Indian Consulate in San Francisco had taken place within the intervening night time of March 18 and 19 when some pro-khalistan entities trespassed into the mission and tried to burn it down.

On the identical day, slogan-shouting Khalistani supporters had damaged by way of the makeshift safety obstacles raised by town police and put up two so-called Khalistani flags within the Consulate premises, broken the constructing, assaulted and triggered accidents to the officers.

In the intervening night time of July 1 and a pair of, some accused individuals had once more trespassed into the Consulate and tried to set it on hearth whereas officers had been contained in the constructing.

The NIA had initiated a probe within the matter after registering a case on June 16 this yr below a number of sections of IPC, UA (P) Act and Prevention of Damage to Public Property Act.

An NIA group had visited San Francisco in August in reference to the company’s probe.

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