In gangster-terrorist nexus case with international ramifications, NIA nets advocate Asif Khan
New Delhi, Oct 20: Following a massive crackdown on the gangster-terrorist nexus which has international ramifications, the National Investigation Agency has netted advocate Asif Khan from Delhi.
In a release, the NIA said that in the follow-up investigations and action in the wake of raids and searches of houses/establishments connected with leaders and members of organised criminal networks by, advocate Asif Khan from North East Delhi has been arrested.
The NIA also said that four weapons and a few pistols along with ammunition were recovered from his house. During examination, it came to light that Asif was in touch with gangsters, both inside and outside the jail, and he was actively assisting gangsters and criminals in carrying out various types of criminal and illegal activities.
The NIA also arrested Raju Mota who has a criminal background and several cases registered against him.
Raju Mota is running an illegal liquor mafia network in Sonepat and surrounding areas, along with his associates. He is an accomplice of Sandeep who is a dreaded gangster of Haryana. Raju Mota has also invested huge amount of money in liquor business which he has earned through illegitimate means, the NIA said.
Raids were conducted in Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Delhi and the National Capital Region. Sources tell OneIndia that the NIA raids are aimed at dismantling these gangs which have been provided logistic support to terror groups.
This is the second such raid by the NIA in connection with the same case. Last time, the agent had raided 60 locations. The agency had registered two cases and a series of investigations had been launched on August 26.
The agency has managed to identify several gang leaders and their associates who are actively part of terror activities as well. The international nexus of these gangsters too has come to the fore.
The gangsters had been operating on the cyber space and boasting about the crimes that they had committed. They were also part of a massive extortion racket and were creating terror among the people.
The NIA is also looking at unearthing this deep-rooted conspiracy between the international and local gangsters. The source cited above also said that their cartels involved in smuggling is also under the scanner.