Yesterday (05.07.2021) NIA arrested a drugs trafficker namely Gurjant Singh @ Ashish Gattu S/o Satnam Singh R/o Kot Khalsa Amritsar in NIA Case No. RC-23/2020/NIA/DLI

  1. This case was originally registered as case FIR no. 135/20 dated 25.04.2020 at Police Station Sadar, Amritsar City relating to the arrest of Hilal Ahmad Shergojri and seizure of a truck and recovery of Rs. 29 Lakhs from his possession. Hilal Ahmad Shergojri was an over ground worker and a close associate of Riyaz Ahmad Naikoo, the then commander of HM in Kashmir and had come to Amritsar to collect funds that were proceeds of narcotics sale, for furthering terrorist activities in J&K. NIA had re-registered the case as RC-23/2020/NIA/DLI dated 08.05.2020 and taken over the investigation. Earlier, NIA had filed charge-sheets against 11 accused persons in the case.
  2. During investigation it was revealed that arrested accused Gurjant Singh @ Ashish Gattu is a drug trafficker and was a close associate of the charge-sheeted accused persons in the case. He used to purchase illegally smuggled heroin from other accused persons Bikramjit Singh @ Vicky and Sarwan Singh and further sell it locally. The proceeds collected from the sale of such heroin were sent to Kashmir & Pakistan through hawala. The accused was produced before the Spl. NIA Court, Mohali and has been taken in NIA custody for 04 days.
  3. Further investigation in the case continues.


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