JAMMU, Apr 17: National Investigation Agency (NIA) Saturday filed a chargesheet against seven “narco smugglers” in RS Pura regarding narco-militancy case.
In a statement issued here, NIA said that today it filed charge-sheet against seven narco- smugglers associated with Babbar Khalsa International (BKI) namely i) Gurpartap SIngh r/o Tarn Taran, Punjab, ii) Sham Lal r/o Jammu, J&K, iii) Ajeet Kumar alias Kala r/o Jammu, J&K iv) Bishan Das alias Raju r/o Jammu, J&K, v) Jasraj Singh r/o Jammu, vi) Subhash Chander r/o Jammu J&K, vii) Gurbaksh Singh r/o Jammu , J&K under section 8 read with sections 21, 23, 25, 27 and 29 of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985, Section 120B of Indian Penal Code and sections 17, 18, 38, 39 and 40 of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 in the NIA Special Court, Jammu.
“The case arose out of PS Arnia case no. 65/2020 dated 20.09.2020 wherein during a search in the wee hours of 20th September 2020 at International Border, near RS Pura, Jammu, heroin weighing 61 Kgs, opium weighing 1.2 Kgs along with 2 pistols, 3 magazines and 100 live rounds were recovered. NIA had re-registered the Case as RC-05/2020/NIA /JMU dated 26.11.2020 and taken up the investigation,” the NIA statement to news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) said.
It said that the investigation in the case has revealed that the seven chargesheeted accused in this case were part of a Narco-militancy module of outfit Babbar Khalsa International (BKI)
“The prime objective of this module was to raise funds for BKI through proceeds of narcotics. Each member of this module had unique role and responsibility in execution of this conspiracy. The modus operandi involved smuggling of narcotics and arms/ammunition across the International Border in Jammu region and further supply and sale of the same in the state of Punjab. The proceeds of narcotics so generated were to be used for funding terrorist activities of BKI. The arms so smuggled were to be used by members of BKI for violent terrorist acts. After the arrest of the above mentioned accused, further searches were conducted which had led to recovery of drug proceeds of Rs 9,06,300, more arms & ammunitions and other incriminating materials,” the NIA statement said, adding that the “further investigations are on.”—(KNO)