New Delhi, November 13, 2023: As per media reports, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) has filed a chargesheet against Malkit Singh, alias Pistol, in a case linked to cross-border smuggling of arms and ammunition through drones in the border areas of Gurdaspur district.
According to the news published in The Tribune, the case was registered at the Dera Baba Nanak police station on March 24 following seizure of five Austria-made pistols, 10 magazines and 91 cartridges from a cremation ground at Bhagtana-Boharwala village.
The probe revealed connections between members of the Khalistan Liberation Force and individuals based in Pakistan. “The accused identified in this network include Malkit Singh, Taranjot Singh, alias Tanna, and Gurjit Singh, alias Paa. Additionally, it was found that these operatives were in direct touch with Pakistan-based drug smugglers, Rehmat Ali, alias Miyan, Pakistan-based Khalistan Liberation Force and International Sikh Youth Federation chief Lakhbir Singh Rode, alias Babaji and Ranjot Singh Rana,” the NIA sources informed further.
They said both the Khalistan Liberation Force and the International Sikh Youth Federation were banned by the Centre in response to their orchestrated armed attacks on law enforcement personnel as well as for criminal intimidation, murder, extortion in furtherance of their violent campaign advocating the “secession of Punjab”.
The chargesheet was filed In the special NIA court in Mohali, sources said.