Gangster-terror nexus cases: NIA attaches 5 properties in Delhi, Haryana

Gangster-terror nexus case: NIA attaches 5 properties
Image source: File Gangster-terror cases: NIA attaches 5 properties in Delhi, Haryana

In a major blow to the multi-state terrorist-gangster-drug smuggler network, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) has attached five properties owned by organized crime syndicate members in Delhi and Haryana.

Out of the total attached properties, four are in Haryana and one in Delhi – NIA’s aggressive crackdown continues to dismantle the terrorist-gangster-drug smugglers network.

The NIA said that these attachments and seizures are in the wake of recent searches conducted at 76 locations linked to gangsters and their associates in Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Delhi/NCR in February this year. Has been. ,

These properties have been attached in connection with the NIA probe in August 2022 under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act against three major organized crime syndicates, who had spread their mafia-style criminal networks across northern states and were involved in several sensational crimes. These included the murder of popular singer Sidhu Moosewala and large-scale extortion from businessmen and professionals.

His crimes included the murder of Sanjay Biyani, a builder in Maharashtra, and Sandeep Nangal Ambia, an international kabaddi organizer in Punjab. Many of these conspiracies were masterminded by leaders of organized criminal syndicates from abroad, including Pakistan and Canada, or based inside prisons.

The NIA said the attached properties were found to be ‘proceeds of terrorism’, which were used for planning and carrying out terror offences. The attached properties include a house belonging to Asif Khan in Delhi, a house at three different places and agricultural land. Surendra Singh alias Chiku belongs to Mahendragarh district of Haryana.

Asif Khan was involved in providing arms and logistical support to the miscreants including safe havens. Surendra alias Cheeku is a close associate of notorious mafia leaders Naresh Sethi, Anil Chippi and Raju Basodi, who were earlier arrested by the NIA. He was involved in several criminal cases of murder, kidnapping and extortion. He has been instrumental in investing the ‘proceeds of terror’ and crime in real estate and other businesses.

“The campaign to disrupt and destroy such terror and mafia networks and their support infrastructure and to attach and confiscate their properties, which have been derived from the ‘proceeds of terrorism and crime’, is to come In days to be intensified with police forces of various states,” the NIA added.

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