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NIA Files Charge Sheet Against three in Murder Case of Hindu Takht Leader in Ludhiana in 2017

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The NIA alleged that the killing was a conspiracy by Khalistan Liberation Front (KLF). The company filed filed the the cost sheet towards alleged arms suppliers Ashish Kumar, Javed and Arshad Ali, all residents of District Meerut of Uttar Pradesh.

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  • Last Updated: January 13, 2021, 18:32 IST
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The NIA on Wednesday filed a cost sheet earlier than a Delhi court docket towards three individuals in relation to the killing of Hindu chief Amit Sharma in Ludhiana in 2017, terming it as an act of terrorism. The NIA alleged that the killing was a conspiracy by Khalistan Liberation Front (KLF). The company filed filed the the cost sheet towards alleged arms suppliers Ashish Kumar, Javed and Arshad Ali, all residents of District Meerut of Uttar Pradesh.

The NIA stated the cost sheet was filed underneath part 120-B (legal conspiracy) of IPC and underneath numerous sections of stringent Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA), together with 16 (punishment for terrorist act), 18 (conspiracy for terrorist act) and 20 (punishment for being member of terrorist organisation). The ultimate report additionally talked about numerous offmceses punishable underneath Arms Act.

According to the cost sheet, in January 2017, two unknown motorbike borne assailants killed Sharma, President of Sri Hindu Takht, as part of an organised conspiracy hatched by terrorist outfit KLF. The homicide was one amongst eight such instances of serial killings or tried killings that befell in Punjab in 2016-2017 with a view to create terror and communal disturbance, it stated.

Earlier, NIA had filed charge-sheet towards 15 individuals in 2018. Investigation has established that accused individuals Ashish Kumar, Javed and Arshad Ali had facilitated the opposite accused individuals in killing of Amit Sharma by supplying unlawful fireplace Arms used within the crime.

They had equipped unlawful arms together with .32 bore pistols which, together with different weapons/fireplace arms, have been utilized in goal killing instances in Punjab, it stated, including that additional investigation within the case is on.

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