NIA files charge sheet against 6 in case relating to hoisting Khalistani flag at Govt office in Punjab

New Delhi, Feb 11 (UNI) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday filed charge sheet in a case against six accused in a case related to the hoisting of Khalistani flag at Deputy Commissioner Office Complex at Moga in Punjab by Cadres of Sikhs For Justice (SFJ)).
The charge sheet was filed before Mohali NIA Special Judge under Sections 120B read with 109, 124A, 153B, 201, 204, 212 IPC and substantial offences thereof, Sections 10, 13 of UAPA and Section 2 of the Prevention of Insult to National Honour Act, 1971.
The accused were identified as Inderjit Singh, Jaspal Singh ‘Ampa’, Akashdeep Singh ‘Munna’, Jagwinder Singh ‘Jagga’, Gurpatwant Singh Pannun and Harpreet Singh or ‘Rana’ or ‘Ranjit Singh’.
Investigation revealed that Inderjit, Jaspal and Akashdeep were radicalised members of SFJ, a proscribed unlawful association and conspired with Gurpatwant and Rana of SFJ.
”Inderjit, Jaspal and Akashdeep were also involved in hoisting of Khalistani Flag at DC Office Complex, Moga on August 14 last year and also tearing of Indian National Flag hoisted in premises of the DC Office complex,” the officials in the agency said.
They made a video of the incident and sent it to Gurpatwant and Rana, which was broadcast by them on various social media platforms like YouTube, US Media International and SFJ Channel, to propagate the secessionist agenda of SFJ and in support of Referendum-2020 for making separate state of Khalistan, the probe agency said in the charge sheet.
Gurpatwant and Rana also sent funds through money transfer services to Inderjit and Jaspal, after the commission of the crime.
During investigation, various electronic devices like laptop, hard disc, mobile phones containing incriminating material were seized from the accused, establishing their strong involvement into the commission of crime, the NIA officials said.

NIA took over this case on September 5, 2020, which was earlier registered by Moga Police on August 14, 2020. Further investigation in the case was underway, the probe agency added.


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