NIA books SFJ activist but no clarity on his detention yet | India News

NIA books SFJ activist but no clarity on his detention yet | India News

NEW DELHI: The agencies probing the Ludhiana court blast suspect that the RDX used in the IED was possibly transported by a drone from across the border by Pakistan-based handlers.
It is believed that the bomber Gagandeep was roped in by masterminds based abroad, including in Pakistan, who fuel pro-Khalistan sentiments, to carry out terror attacks.
He was taking instructions on his phone on assembling the bomb at the court complex’s toilet when it accidentally went off, killing him.
There is no clarity on the purported arrest or detention of Jaswinder Singh Multani, the Germany-based operative of Sikhs for Justice (SFJ), an outlawed outfit under the UAPA. An NIA source told TOI that it has no knowledge of detention of Multani, who is being linked to the blast.
Central intelligence agencies also had the same response. Another officer of the central security establishment said told TOI that Multani was not under arrest in Germany. The NIA on Thursday registered a case under relevant sections against Multani. It relates to an alleged criminal conspiracy hatched by him with other pro-Khalistan elements based abroad for radicalising youths in Punjab.
‘Don’t torture to extract false confession’: The SFJ has allegedly warned the investigating agencies to not torture Rajneet Singh alias Cheeta and Sukhwinder Singh alias Boxer Baba to extract “false confession” about SFJ-Khalistan hand in the blast.
Meanwhile, the Khanna police have suspended senior constable Kamaljeet Kaur, who was closely associated with Gagandeep.

Assam Press