NEW DELHI: The Nationwide Investigation Company (NIA) on Friday filed a cost sheet towards 10 accused, together with designated terrorist Gurpatwant Singh Pannun, at a particular NIA court docket in Mohali in reference to a case associated to violence by […]
NEW DELHI: The Nationwide Investigation Company (NIA) on Friday filed a cost sheet towards 10 accused, together with designated terrorist Gurpatwant Singh Pannun, at a particular NIA court docket in Mohali in reference to a case associated to violence by secessionist outfit Sikhs for Justice (SFJ).
In line with the NIA, the cost sheet was filed towards Pargat Singh, Sukhraj Singh, Bikramjit Singh, Manjeet Singh, Jatinder Singh, Gurwinder Singh, Harpreet Singh, Kuldeep Singh and Harmeet Singh, aside from Pannun.
The cost sheet was filed below a number of sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), and Illegal Actions (Prevention) Act (UAPA) on prices associated to prison conspiracy and sedition.
The case pertains to a collection of acts of violence, together with arson in Punjab throughout 2017-18, finishing up propaganda actions, each on-line and on-ground, in help of the SFJ and Referendum-2020, demanding a separate Sikh state.
“These acts have been dedicated by a gang of radicalised Sikh youth below the course and monetary help from SFJ handlers situated overseas as a part of an organised conspiracy by the accused for launching a concerted secessionist marketing campaign for the creation of Khalistan,” the NIA mentioned in an announcement.
This case was initially registered by Punjab Police at Sultanwind, Amritsar on October 19, 2018, and subsequently re-registered by the NIA on April 5, 2020.
“Investigation within the case has revealed that the SFJ has launched an incessant marketing campaign utilizing quite a few social media accounts on Fb, Twitter, WhatsApp, YouTube channels and numerous web sites to propagate sedition and disturb peace and concord in India,” an announcement mentioned.
“These social media accounts are getting used to radicalise impressionable youth and breed enmity on the grounds of area and faith. The investigation has additionally clearly established that Gurpatwant Singh Pannun radicalised and recruited the opposite accused individuals into SFJ, an organisation declared as an “Illegal Affiliation” below UAPA,” it added.