NIA chargesheets 3 associates in toll plaza IED recovery case

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has filed a supplementary chargesheet against three associates of designated Babbar Khalsa International terrorist Harwinder Rinda in connection with the seizure of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), along with arms and ammunition at Haryana’s Bastara Toll Plaza in May last year, the agency said.
Those named in the charge sheet are identified as Akash alias Akashdeep, Sukhbeer Singh alias Jashan and Jarmalpreet Singh. “The accused are said to be the close associates of ‘designated terrorist’ Harwinder Singh Sandhu alias Rinda, who has joined hands with Babbar Khalsa International (BKI), a banned terrorist organisation,” the NIA said in a statement on Tuesday. The NIA said, three IEDs, one pistol with two magazines, 31 rounds of ammunition, and Rs 1.30 lakh were recovered from the possession of Gurpreet Singh alias Gopi, Amandeep Singh alias Deepa, Parminder Singh alias Pinder, and Bhupinder Singh, when they were on their way to Adilabad in Telangana to deliver the consignment of terror hardware, on directions of Harwinder Rinda and were intercepted by the Police at Bastara Toll Plaza in Madhuban on 5 May last year.

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