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The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has succeeded in arresting Arsh Singh Dalla, a terrorist of the banned terrorist organization Khalistan Tiger Force (KTF) and Manpreet Singh Pita, an accomplice living in the Philippines. On June 6, NIA arrested Gagandeep Singh alias Mitty during operations in Punjab and Tarn Taran. This is the fifth arrest in the campaign launched by the NIA against the terrorist-smuggling syndicate.
The NIA had registered a case against the heads and members of banned pro-Khalistan terrorist organizations in Punjab, Haryana, Delhi and Rajasthan on August 20, 2022, while taking Sumoto. The NIA had earlier sent Lucky Khokhar alias Dennis from Sriganganagar in Rajasthan in February 2023, Jassa Singh of Moga on May 18, 2023 and Amritpal Singh alias Ammi of Moga and Amrik Singh of Ferozepur on May 19 to Indira, New Delhi. Caught from Gandhi International Airport.
Khalistan supporter Manpreet Singh Pita is living in Philippines while Arsh Singh Dalla is currently in Canada. NIA’s Mohali Special Court had declared Arsh Dalla as PO some time ago on the charge of killing the priest.
Gagandeep working for terrorists
As per NIA investigation, Gagandeep Singh was working for Dalla and Pita sitting abroad. Gagandeep Singh helped terrorists in smuggling weapons from across the border. Apart from this, he was collecting funds for KTF. Along with this, he was also running an extortion racket.
NIA has received inputs that Dala and Pita are continuously recruiting new cadres in India to carry out the activities of KTF. They are working at the behest of Harjit Nijjar, the self-styled head of KFT.
arms smuggling across the border
KTF, Khalistan Liberation Force, Babbar Khalsa International, International Sikh Youth Federation, Khalistan Tiger Force etc. are engaged in promoting terror across India. Their activities include smuggling of terrorist hardware, such as arms, ammunition, explosives, IEDs, etc., across international borders for carrying out terrorist acts such as bomb blasts, targeted killings, etc.