The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has connected 4 properties owned by the members of Lawrence Bishnoi gang.
This is one other main step in the direction of demolishing the nexus of terrorists, gangsters and drug smugglers, mentioned officers.
The properties had been connected in coordinated motion by NIA groups in Haryana, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh below the provisions of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967.
NIA discovered all these properties to be the “proceeds of terrorism, used for hatching terror conspiracies and executing serious crimes”.
The properties connected included a flat in Sulabh Awas Yojana in Gomti Nagar Extension, Lucknow, belonging to Vikas Singh, an alleged harbourer of terror gang in Lucknow. Two different properties connected had been positioned within the Bhishanpura village, Fazilka, Punjab owned by accused Dalip Kumar.
An SUV registered within the identify of Joginder Singh of Yamunanagar, Haryana, was additionally seized.
“Vikas Singh was an associate of Lawrence Bishnoi, who harboured terrorists, including accused persons involved in RPG attack on Punjab police headquarters. Joginder Singh is the father of gangster Kala Rana, a close associate of Lawrence Bishnoi, ” mentioned a NIA official.
“Joginder Singh was facilitating the gang members by allowing them to use his SUV for transportation of arms and ammunition. The property belonging to accused Dalip Kumar was being used as a shelter/warehouse for storage and concealment of weapons, and for harbouring terrorists, ” he added.
NIA had registered a case towards the organised crime syndicate of Bishnoi and his associates below UAPA in August 2022.
The company’s investigations confirmed that the gang had unfold its felony community in a number of states of the nation. These networks had been concerned in lots of sensational crimes, such because the murders of standard Punjabi singer Sidhu Moosewala in addition to non secular and social leaders like Pardeep Kumar, apart from extortions.