Punjab: NIA court orders confiscation of land of Khalistani terrorist Lakhbir Singh

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Wednesday said a special court in Punjab has ordered the seizure of land of “designated individual terrorist (DIT)” and Pakistan-based Khalistani terrorist Lakhbir Singh alias Rode. Have ordered.

Lakhbir Singh, who fled to Pakistan around 1996/97, is the self-proclaimed chief of banned terror organizations International Sikh Youth Federation and Khalistan Liberation Force.

The special NIA court in Mohali ordered the confiscation of the land located in Kothe Gurupura (Rode) village of Moga district of Punjab.

Lakhbir Singh is the self-proclaimed chief of banned terrorist organizations International Sikh Youth Federation (ISWF) and Khalistan Liberation Force (KLF).

The NIA special court passed the order on October 1, 2021, in a case (RC-24/2021/NIA/DLI), which pertains to multiple charges including sections 3, 4, 5 and 6 of the Explosive Substances Act 1908. Sections 16, 17, 18, 18B, 20, 38 and 39 of the Unlawful Activities (P) Act 1967, Sections 21B, 27A, 29 of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act 1985 and Section 120B of the Indian Penal Code.

According to the NIA, this case involves the tiffin bomb blast that took place near Punjab National Bank in Jalalabad in Fazilka district on September 15, 2021, at around 7.57 pm.

The National Investigation Agency said, “Investigation revealed that the entire conspiracy was masterminded by Lakhbir Singh, the Pakistan-based self-styled chief of banned terrorist organizations, ISYF and KLF. Working closely with his Pakistan-based ‘masters’, Lakhbir Singh was instrumental in sending consignments of terrorist hardware including arms, ammunition, custom-made tiffin bombs, grenades, explosives as well as drugs to carry out terrorist acts. Played an important role. “Especially the bomb blasts, to create fear and terror among the people of Punjab.”

“His (Rode) criminal dossier includes armed attacks on law enforcement personnel, planting of IEDs and bombs, targeted killings of minority community members, extortion, raising funds for terrorist operations and creating terror among the general public,” the NIA said. Is included. To date, a total of nine accused persons, including Lakhbir Singh, have been formally charged in this case. “Investigation will continue in this matter.”

According to the counter-terrorism agency, Lakhbir Singh had fled to Pakistan around 1996/97.

(with agency input)