NIA raids in six states in cases of nexus among terrorists, narcotics smugglers, gangsters
NEW DELHI: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) is conducting raids at more than 100 locations in six states in connection with drug-terror-gang nexus cases, officials said. Trials are underway in Haryana, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Uttarakhand.
The NIA registered three cases last year following information that foreign terror outfits and their sympathizers were allegedly acting as members of organized criminal gangs operating in India’s northern states for targeted killings and violent crimes.
It has also been revealed that a terrorist-gang-narcotics trafficking network is involved in smuggling weapons, explosives and terrorist hardware like IEDs across borders through a wide network of gun runners, illegal arms and ammunition manufacturers and suppliers, and ammunition. Smugglers.
The NIA has already arrested 19 people belonging to various criminal gangs, two arms suppliers and a financier associated with the network under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.
Canada-based Arsh Dalla was designated as an “individual terrorist” by the Ministry of Home Affairs on January 9 this year.