NIA attaches 5 properties owned by members of organised crime syndicates

NEW DELHI: Persevering with its offensive to dismantle to the nexus amongst terrorists, gangsters and narcotics smugglers, the Nationwide Investigation Company (NIA) hooked up 4 properties owned by members of ‘organised crime’ syndicates in Haryana and one in Delhi, an official stated on Saturday.

“These attachments and seizures have been performed within the wake of the latest searches performed at 76 areas linked with gangsters and their associates in Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Delhi, NCR in February 2023,” the official stated.

The NIA had registered instances in opposition to three main organised crime syndicates underneath Illegal Actions (Prevention) Act in August 2022 who had unfold their networks within the northern states and had been concerned in lots of sensational crimes, such because the homicide of well-liked singer Sidhu Moosewala. They had been additionally concerned in largescale extortions from businessmen and professionals.

“Their crimes included killing of Maharashtra builder, Sanjay Biyani, and Sandeep Nangal Ambia, a world Kabbadi organiser in Punjab. Many of those conspiracies had been discovered to have been masterminded from overseas, together with Pakistan and Canada, or by leaders of organised prison syndicates based mostly inside jails,” the official stated.

The official stated that the properties hooked up had been discovered to be ‘proceeds of terrorism’, which had been used for hatching terror conspiracies and execution of crimes.

The properties hooked up by the NIA embrace a home of Asif Khan in Delhi, a home and agricultural land in three completely different areas belonging to Surender Singh alias Chiku in Haryana’s Mahendragarh district.

Khan was in offering weapons and logistics help to gangsters, whereas Chiku is a detailed affiliate of Naresh Sethi, Anil Chippi and Raju Basodi, infamous mafia leaders, who had been earlier arrested by the NIA.

Chiku had been concerned in a number of prison instances of homicide, kidnapping and extortion. He has been instrumental in investing the ‘proceeds of terror and crime’ in actual property and different companies.

The probe company stated that the drive to disrupt and dismantle such terror and mafia networks can be intensified within the coming days.

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