NIA files chargesheet against 3 aides of terrorist Harwinder Rinda in IED case
New Delhi: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has filed a supplementary chargesheet against three associates of designated Babbar Khalsa International terrorist Harwinder Rinda in connection with the seizure of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), along with arms and ammunition at Haryana's Bastara Toll Plaza in May last year.
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The accused has been identified as Akash alias Akashdeep, Sukhbeer Singh alias Jashan and Jarmalpreet Singh.
NIA also issued an official statement and said, "The accused are said to be the close associates of 'designated terrorist' Harwinder Singh Sandhu alias Rinda, who has joined hands with Babbar Khalsa International (BKI), a banned terrorist organization."
Meanwhile, three IEDs, one pistol with two magazines, 31 rounds of ammunition, and Rs 1.30 lakh were recovered from the possession of Gurpreet Singh alias Gopi, Amandeep Singh alias Deepa, Parminder Singh alias Pinder, and Bhupinder Singh.
As per the investigation, accused were travelling in an Innova car in which IEDs, pistols and ammunition have been kept.
The NIA took over the case on May 24, 2022, from Haryana Police and filed the first chargesheet against six accused persons including Harwinder Rinda on October 31, 2022.
Initially, the case was registered at Madhuban Police Station in Haryana.
In its supplementary chargesheet filed before the Special Court in Panchkula on Monday, the NIA has charged accused persons-- Akash, Sukhbir alias Jashan, and Jarmalpreet, under section 120(B) of the Indian Penal Code, sections 13, 18, 20 and 39 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, sections 25 and 27 of the Arms Act and sections 4, 5 and 6 of the Explosives Substances Act.
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