Terror movement for ‘Khalistan state’: NIA files chargesheet against accused held from Pune, 3 others


The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Friday filed a chargesheet against four accused, including Harpal Singh Pratap Singh Naik (42), who was arrested from Pune for his alleged links with the Khalistan movement, which seeks to create a separate Khalistan state through militancy.

Three of the accused — Harpal Singh, Mohiuddin Siddiqui and Gurjeet Singh Nijjar — have been charged under sections of the Indian Penal Code, as well as sections of the Bombay/Maharashtra Police Act and Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. The fourth accused, Sunder Lal Parashar, has been charged under the Arms Act.

A native of Ropar district in Punjab, Harpal Singh was arrested by the Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) on December 2, 2018, from Chakan-Shikrapur Road in Pune. He was found to be in possession of a pistol and five cartridges. Read More

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