The National Investigation Agency has filed a further complaint with the NIA Special Court in New Delhi against three defendants in a case related to the murder of Amit Sharma, president of an organization called Sri Hindu Takht.
The three defendants have been identified as Ashish Kumar, Javed and Arshad Ali. A case was filed under Article 120B of the IPC, Articles 16, 18, 20 and 23 of the Illegal Activities (Prevention) Act 1967 (as amended) and Article 25 of the Arms Act, 1959.
It should be noted that two unknown motorcycle attackers killed Amit Sharma as part of an organized plot set up by the terrorist group Khalistan Liberation Front (KLF).
The men on motorcycles shot dead Amit Sharma near the Jagraon Bridge in Ludhiana in 2017. Sharma, who had joined the organization two months ago, had come to meet a friend at a flower shop near a temple. He was about to return to his car when the two attackers fired four shots. He died instantly
The murder was one of eight serial murder / attempted murder cases that took place in Punjab in 2016-2017 with the aim of sowing terror and community unrest.
The NIA investigation established that the defendants helped facilitate the crime by providing illegal firearms used in the murder.
They had supplied illegal weapons including .32 caliber pistols which, along with other weapons / firearms, have been used in target killings in Punjab.
Previously, NIA had filed an indictment against 15 defendants in this case.