The National Investigation Agency says that it has unearthed a transnational conspiracy hatched by the Khalistan Liberation Force. This came to light when the NIA probed the killing of a Hindu leader, Ravinder Gosain.
Ravinder Gosain was a member of the RSS and had just returned from attending an RSS 'shakha' when he was shot dead outside his house in Ludhiana said in its 1,000-page chargesheet
Eight incidents of targeted killings/ attempted killings were executed as part of this conspiracy between January 2016 and October 2017 in Punjab. All the persons targeted belonged to certain specific communities and organizations. The objective of the conspiracy was to destabilize the law and order situation in Punjab and to revive the fledgeling terrorism in the state, the NIA also said.
It was found that the conspiracy had its footprints in several countries including Pakistan, UK, Australia, France, Italy and the UAE. As part of the conspiracy, a large number of funds were supplied through Italy, Australia and the UK to the perpetrators of the killings/ attempted killings, viz. Hardeep Singh and Ramandeep Singh. These funds were used by them to purchase weapons for executing the killings and other logistics.
The conspiracy included recruitment and training of Hardeep Singh and Ramandeep Singh in Italy and Dubai, UAE respectively. Accused Hardeep Singh is a permanent resident of Italy while accused Ramandeep Singh belongs to Ludhiana. Both these persons were trained by one Gursharanbir Singh, a UK national. Another UK national, Jagtar Singh Johal, who has been arrested in the case, was involved in the funding of the conspiracy.
Day to day coordination of the conspiracy was done by Pakistan based Harmeet Singh @ PhD. The chargesheet is based on evidence collected from oral, documentary, material and electronic sources. Besides, evidence has been sought from several other countries.
Who have been charge-sheeted:
- Hardeep Singh
- Ramandeep Singh
- Dharminder Singh
- Anil Kumar
- Jagtar Singh Johal
- Amaninder Singh
- Manpreet Singh
- Pahad Singh
- Malook Tomar
- Harmeet Singh alias PhD (suspected to be in Pakistan)
- Gurjinder Singh Shastri (suspected to be in Italy)
- Gursharanbir Singh (suspected to be in the UK)
- Gurjant Singh (suspected to be in Australia)