Killing of Shaurya Chakra awardee an international conspiracy by Khalistan Liberation Force
New Delhi, Dec 17: The National Investigation Agency has filed a chargesheet against three Khalistan Liberation Force terrorists in connection with the killing of Comrade Balwinder Singh Sandhu, a Shaurya Chakra awardee who was murdered.
The NIA has charged Navpreet Singh, Harbhinder Singh and Gurwinder Singh.
The case relates to the murder of Sandhu on October 16 2020 are his residence cum school in Bhikhiwind, District Tarn Taran, Punjab.
Investigation revealed that the three terrorists against whom the chargesheet was filed were involved in conducting reconnaissance of the target and organising logistics and shelter for the shooters.
Harbinder Singh and Navpreet Singh, both terrorists of the Khalistan Liberation Force were arrested by the NIA. The probe by the NIA revealed that both are close aides of Inderjit Singh, who had conducted the reconnaissance of the target. Both played an active role in the assassination of Sandhu, the NIA. Also said.
Shaurya Chakra awardee Comrade Balwinder Singh Sandhu was shot dead by two unidentified men in the early hours of October 10 2020 at the residence-cum-school run by him in Bhikiwind, District TarnTaran, Punjab. The assailants then escaped on a bike, following which a case was registered by the Punjab police.
Investigation has revealed that the execution was undertaken with an intention of striking terror in the minds of the people and especially those opposed to Khalistan ideology. The transnational conspiracy in the instant case was hatched by Pakistan based self styled chief of the KLF, Lakbhir Singh Rode.
Further a well oiled terrorist-narcotics-criminal nexus worked together and ensured that arms were smuggled into India from Pakistan through the International Border. It was also found that narcotics had been smuggled in as well and the proceeds of the same were used to execute the conspiracy.
The foreign based KLF leadership had recruited, financed and armed a local gangster Sukhmeet Pak and tasked him to execute the killings through his associates. The NIA said that after the killing of Harmeet Singh alias Happy alias PHD, Sukh Bikhariwal was ordered by Rode to kill Comrade Singh. The reconnaissance of the target was carried out by Inderjeet Singh and sharp-shooters Gurjit Singh and Sukhdeep Singh.