NIA files additional indictment against 3 drug traffickers

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The case concerns the seizure of 500 grams of heroin and drug products for an amount of approximately Rs 1.20,000.

New Delhi:

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday filed an additional indictment against three people for their alleged involvement in the sale of contraband heroin and channeling the proceeds through hawala to promote the activities of the banned terrorist organization Khalistan Liberation Force (KLF), an official said.

The additional indictment sheet was filed against Rajender Singh, 29, of Amritsar, Parminder Pal Singh, 47, and Jasmeet Singh Hakimzada, 41, both originally from New Delhi but currently living in Dubai, under the articles of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), the Narcotics and Psychotropic Substances Act (NDPS) and the Illicit Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA), the NIA official said.

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The case concerns the seizure of 500 grams of heroin and drug products for an amount of approximately Rs 1,20,000 in May last year from a Jajbir Singh Samra and two others.

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) re-registered the case and filed a complaint against 10 defendants under various articles of the IPC, NDPS and UAPA.

Rajender was instrumental in selling contraband heroin to India, while Parminder was instrumental in channeling the proceeds via Hawala from India to Dubai, the NIA official said.

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Jasmeet, a Dubai-based international drug trafficker and money launderer, in turn transferred the funds to Pakistan-based entities to continue the activities of the banned terrorist organization KLF, the official said.

Jasmeet and Harmeet Singh, self-proclaimed head of KLF based in Pakistan, were instrumental in running a narco-terrorist network to bolster KLF terrorist activities, the NIA official said.

A network of drug traffickers, terrorists and Hawala operatives based in Punjab, Delhi and Dubai were operating at the behest of Harmeet and Jasmeet and engaged in subversive activities against India, the official said.

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Further investigation of the missing accused continues.

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