New Delhi. NIA conducted search in Meerut District of UP at the premises of Mohd. Asif Ali, age about 32 years, S/o Jakir, R/o H.no. 519, Village Kayasth Baddha, PS Kithour, Meerut (UP).
During the search conducted on 10.07.2021, two country made pistols of 0.315 bore, ten live rounds of 0.315 bore, one mobile phone, two SIM cards and one memory card were recovered. Subsequently, NIA arrested the arms trafficker Mohd. Asif Ali on 10.07.2021.
The case was originally registered at PS Mehna, District Moga, Punjab relating to information received by Punjab Police that Arshdeep Singh @ Arsh, Charanjit Singh @ Rinku and Ramandeep Singh @ Jajj all currently abroad had formed a gang and are threatening and extorting money from businessmen of Punjab. NIA had re-registered the case and taken over the investigation.
Investigation has revealed that arrested accused Gagandeep Singh used to purchase arms and ammunitions from accused Mohd. Asif Ali and further supplied them to the other arrested accused Kamaljeet Sharma @ Kamal and his associates. These weapons were used in faith based targeted killings and for threatening and extorting money from businessmen of Punjab.
Today (11.07.2021), NIA also conducted search at the premises of Paramjit Singh @ Mangal S/o Ajit Singh R/o Vill. Dudhali Khadar, PS Hastinapur, Distt. Meerut, another arms trafficker involved in the case. During the search, cash amounting to Rs. Nine Lakhs, mobile phones and incriminating documents were recovered.