NIA Attaches Property of Key Accused in 2019 Tarn Taran Blast Case | Exclusive


Last Updated: January 29, 2024, 19:16 IST

NIA officials at the spot.

NIA officials at the spot.

The property belonged to Gurjant Singh, a key chargesheeted accused. The court ordered the attachment of the property under section 33 (1) of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967

In a boost for the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in its crackdown on the terror ecosystem in Punjab, the Special NIA Court at SAS Nagar, Mohali ordered the attachment of the property of a key accused in a case related to a 2019 blast at Pandori Golan village in Tarn Taran.

The property belonged to Gurjant Singh, a key chargesheeted accused. The court ordered the attachment of the property under section 33 (1) of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967.

The case (RC-20/2019/NIA/DLI) was registered by the NIA on September 23, 2019 based on the original FIR dated September 5, 2019 of Tarn Taran Police.

The case pertains to the terror activities of a terrorist gang headed by one Bikramjit Singh Panjwar that was involved in carrying out terrorist acts and activities in Punjab. As part of their plans to promote violence in the state, this terrorist gang had planned to attack Dera Muradpur, Tarn Taran. However, the explosives concealed for the said purpose prematurely exploded in Village Pandori Golan, Tarn Taran while being retrieved from the ground where they had been buried.

Singh was member of this terrorist gang and was present on the spot of retrieval.

The NIA extradited Panjwar from Austria in December 2022.

The charge sheet was filed on March 11, 2020 followed by a supplementary chargesheet filed on March 23, 2023.

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