NIA arrest Khalistani Gurjeet Singh Nijjar in Pune Khalistan Case

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National Investigation Agency (NIA) had arrested Khalistani terrorist Gurjeet Singh Nijjar at New Delhi Airport. Nijjar was hiding in Cyprus, Europe.

The background of the case is that NIA had registered a case, dated 10/01/2019 against accused Harpal Singh under Sections 3 & 25 of the Arms Act, 1959 read with sections 37 & 135 of the Maharashtra Police Act, 1951 and Section 20 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967.

The investigation has revealed that the absconding accused Gurjeet Singh was the main conspirator of this case. Accused Gurjeet Singh Nijjar and Moin Khan were active on Social Media platforms and hatched a criminal conspiracy to revive Sikh militancy for the ultimate aim of formation of a separate state of Khalistan.

The investigation further revealed that as part of the conspiracy of separate “Khalistan State” accused Gurjeet Singh Nijjar, accused Harpal Singh and accused Moin Khan used to post videos & images containing praises of militant Jagtar Singh Hawara (a convicted accused in the assassination of Beant Singh, former Cheif Minister of Punjab), images & videos of Operation Blue Star of 1984 and pro-Khalistani posts related to proscribed organization Babbar Khalsa International (BKI) with the sole intention to motivate like-minded Sikh youths and others to join the Khalistan movement”.

The investigation has also revealed that Moin Khan was in Tihar Jail during 2013 to 2016 and during this period Moin Khan developed a contract with Jagtar Singh Hawara, and shown his willingness to work for him and shared his contact number with him. Subsequently, as planned, accused MointKhan sent a friend request to Facebook ID “Khalistani Jindabad Khalistan” from his Facebook account. By joining this Facebook account, Moin Khan came in contact with Harpal Singh and Gurjeet Singh Nijjar.

Accused Gurjeet Singh Nijjar motivated Moin Khan by discussing atrocities committed against the Muslims and Sikhs in India and convinced him to work for separate Khalistan State. In furtherance of conspiracy accused Gurjeet Singh Nijjar, directed Moin Khan to purchase a Pistol and ammunition in 2018 and to carry out their nefarious designs.

On May 23, 2019, the NIA had filed the Charge Sheet in the NIA Special Court against wanted accused Gurjeet Singh Nijjar, accused Harpal Singh, Moin Khan and Sundar Lal Parashar.

During the investigation, it was revealed that wanted accused Gurjeet Singh Nijjar R/o village-Pandori Sukha Singh, Tehsil- Ajnala, District-Amritsar left India on October 19, 2020. Wanted accused Gurjeet Singh Nijjar was detained at Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi and he was arrested by NIA at New Delhi. His transit custody shall be obtained and he shall be taken Mumbai for further investigation.

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