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Nia: NIA lists 43 from terror-goon network with links to Canada | India News

NEW DELHI: Escalating its crackdown on pro-Khalistan terrorists and their networks, the National Investigation Agency on Wednesday announced a reward of Rs 10 lakh each for information leading to the arrest of designated terrorists Harwinder Singh alias Rinda Sandhu and Lakhbir Singh alias Landa Harike who was associated with banned outfit Babbar Khalsa International (BKI).
The NIA also issued details of 43 terrorists and gangsters having links with Canada. It asked the public to share details of their properties and assets which could be taken over by the government. Those on the list include Lawrence Bishnoi, Jasdeep Singh, Kala Jatheri, Virender Pratap alias Kala Rana and Joginder Singh. Many of them are based in Canada and several are operating through their henchmen based there, officials said.
Rinda is supposedly shuttling between Pakistan and Canada under the aegis of ISI. He already had a reward of Rs 10 lakh on him in another case. With the latest addition, information on him could yield at least Rs 20 lakh, sources said. Last year, ISI had floated a rumour that he died in Lahore military hospital due to drug overdose. However, the agencies had called this bluff and it became apparent that the rumour was floated to facilitate his travel on a fake passport.
Besides Rinda and Harike, the NIA also declared a cash reward of Rs 5 lakh each on their three associates – Parminder Singh Kaira from Ferozpur and Satnam Singh and Yadvinder Singh from Tarn Taran in Punjab. They are accused of promoting terror activities of Babbar Khalsa International in India.
“The wanted terrorists are also accused of raising funds for the BKI through smuggling of terrorist hardware and narcotics into Punjab and also through extensive extortion from businessmen and other prominent individuals. They are also wanted in cases relating to commissioning of targeted killings, as well as targeting of law enforcement agencies in order to create an environment of terror in the state of Punjab,” a NIA statement said.
The NIA’s investigation has shown that these terrorists have been engaged in recruiting new members for the BKI by promising them monetary benefits. “They have also established a network of operatives in various countries to further their terror activities in different parts of India.

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