New Delhi, November 11, 2023: As per media reports, The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has filed a supplementary chargesheet against four persons in the Khalistan Tiger Force (KTF) recruitment and arms smuggling case.
According to the news published in The Tribune, thr chargesheet was filed before a special NIA court here on Friday against Amritpal Singh, alias Ammy, and Amrik Singh, both deported from the Philippines, and Jassa Singh and Gagandeep Singh, alias Mithi, sources said.
The agency earlier had filed a chargesheet against nine accused in the case on July 22.
Apart from this, 12 other persons are under investigation for their role and involvement in the conspiracy, and also their links with pro Khalistani outfits KTF and Babbar Khalsa International (BKI), NIA sources said.
It said that a Canada-based Arshdeep Singh, alias Arsh Dalla, in association with accused Manpreet Singh, alias Peeta, had indoctrinated and recruited Amritpal, Amrik, Jassa and Gagandeep into his group.
Operating from the Philippines, Amritpal and Amrik were actively engaged in recruiting youngsters. Their activities extended to smuggling of arms and explosives from Pakistan, the sources said.
They also informed that Arshdeep and his arrested accomplice Manpreet arranged for the recruitment of potential members, forming gangs in Punjab, and carrying out targeted killings and firings at the residences of potential victims, coercing them into complying with their extortion demands.
During the course of the investigation, the NIA successfully got Amritpal and Amrik deported from the Philippines, sources said, adding that “the chargesheeted accused persons played a pivotal role, at the behest of Arsh Dalla, in a larger conspiracy, primarily focused on raising funds for the proscribed KTF”.