NIA raids 6 locations in Punjab in connection with SFJ cadres hoisting Khalistani flag case

New Delhi, Oct 14 (UNI) The anti-terror probe agency NIA on Wednesday said it has raided at altogether six locations in Ferozpur, Ludhiana and Moga districts of Punjab in connection with cases related to cadres of proscribed outfit ‘Sikhs For Justice’ (SFJ).

During searches the agency sleuths seizes a host of electronic items including pen drives, laptops, hard disc and other incriminating documents, the probe agency officials said.

They also said, the case relates to hoisting of Khalistani flag by SFJ cadres at Moga Deputy Commissioner’s Office on the eve of Independence Day, 2020 and the crime was committed by the miscreants, who were offered cash rewards at the behest of designated terrorist Gurpatwant Singh Pannu of the outfit for the heinous act.

“The premises, which were searched, belonged to accused Akashdeep Singh, Jogwinder Singh, Inderjeet Singh, Jaspal Singh and Ram Tirath. The Cyber cafe belonging to accused Jaspal Singh was also searched”, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) added.

Later in a statement the NIA said, “On August 14, 2020, two miscreants hoisted a yellow coloured flag with Khalistan written on it on the terrace of the four-storied building of the Deputy Commissioner Office Complex, Moga (Punjab) and while coming back, they cut the rope of Indian National Flag hoisted near the main gate and dragged the Indian National Flag along with the rope”.

It said, in this regard, a case was registered at Moga Police Station on the same day, which was later re-registered by NIA under various sections of Indian Penal Code (IPC) and section 2 of Prevention of Insults to National Honours Act, 1972.


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