NEW DELHI : National Investigation Agency, NIA arrested two wanted close associates of Canada-based ‘listed terrorist’ Arsh Dhalla today when they arrived at the Indira Gandhi International Airport from Manila, Philippines. The duo, identified as Amritpal Singh alias Ammy and Amrik Singh, both hailing from Punjab, were nabbed in an early morning operation by the NIA. An NIA team was waiting at the Airport for their flight to land.
The accused had non-bailable arrest warrants issued against them by the NIA Delhi Court in a case related to the unlawful and violent activities of banned organizations in India. They also have several criminal cases registered against them in Punjab. NIA had registered a suo moto case on 20th August last year under various sections of IPC and Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.
NIA investigations have revealed that the accused had entered into a criminal conspiracy to raise funds for the banned terrorist organization Khalistan Tiger Force, and also smuggle arms, ammunition, and explosives for it from across the border. The accused had been working for individual designated terrorist Arshdeep Singh Dhalla to promote violent criminal activities of the KTF in India. The arrests are part of NIA’s continuous crackdown on individual terrorists and terrorist outfits engaged in a criminal conspiracy to smuggle terrorist hardware and raise funds for carrying out terrorist acts on Indian soil. Further investigations in the case are in progress.