The NIA has arrested an arms trafficker from Uttar Pradesh’s Meerut, who was concerned in an extortion case, through which Khalistani terrorists are additionally named, an official mentioned on Sunday.
Mohammad Asif Ali (32) was arrested by the National Investigation Agency (NIA), which performed searches at his premises, the official mentioned.
The case pertains to data obtained by the Punjab Police that Arshdeep Singh and Ramandeep Singh, at present overseas, had fashioned a gang and had been threatening and extorting cash from businessmen in Punjab, the NIA official mentioned.
The NIA took over the investigation and throughout the search performed in Meerut on Saturday, two country-made pistols of 0.315 bore, 10 reside rounds of 0.315 bore, one cell phone, two SIM playing cards and one reminiscence card had been seized, the official mentioned.
Subsequently, the NIA arrested arms trafficker Ali.
The official mentioned that one Gagandeep used to buy arms and ammunition from Ali and provide them to Kamaljeet Sharma, who has been arrested, and his associates, the NIA official mentioned.
These weapons had been utilized in faith-based focused killings and for threatening and extorting cash from businessmen in Punjab, the NIA official mentioned.
The NIA on Sunday additionally performed a search on the premises of Paramjit Singh in Meerut, one other arms trafficker concerned within the case. It seized Rs 9 lakh money, cell phones and incriminating paperwork, the official mentioned.
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