Wednesday, February 28, 2024

“Trinamool Leader Arrested Amid Sandeshkhali Land Grab Scandal”

In a significant development amidst the ongoing unrest in Sandeshkhali, North 24 Parganas district, Trinamool Congress leader Ajit Maity has been arrested by the West Bengal Police on charges of land grabbing from local villagers. Maity, known to be closely associated with absconding TMC figure Shahjahan Sheikh, was apprehended on Sunday evening from the residence of a civic volunteer following a series of complaints.

“Bengaluru Faces Water Crisis: Long Queues and Rising Costs Amid 24-Hour Supply Cut”

As Bengaluru grapples with a severe water crisis exacerbated by dwindling reservoir levels and receding groundwater, residents face the prospect of a 24-hour water supply cut commencing Tuesday. With over 200 talukas in the state declared drought-hit, the city's water board finds itself compelled to divert resources from depleted sources towards meeting essential water needs.

“Navy Chief: BrahMos Now Main Weapon with ₹19,000 Crore Deal Approval”

In a significant move towards bolstering its defense capabilities and promoting indigenous manufacturing, the Indian Navy has announced that the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile will now serve as its primary weapon system. Navy Chief Admiral R Hari Kumar made this declaration following the clearance of a ₹19,000 crore deal by the Cabinet Committee on Security, paving the way for the acquisition of over 200 BrahMos missiles.

“Multi-State Raids by India’s NIA Uncover Terror Networks and Detain Suspects”

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Multi-State Anti-Terror Raids Lead to Detentions and Weapons Seizures in India

In a significant operation targeting the nexus between criminal syndicates and Khalistani separatists with international ties, India’s National Investigation Agency (NIA) conducted raids at 51 locations across multiple states. The crackdown focused on networks allegedly being exploited by terror groups based in Pakistan and Canada. Several individuals have been detained, and a substantial cache of weapons, ammunition, and digital evidence has been seized.

The raids, conducted early in the morning, targeted individuals associated with Lawrence Bishnoi and Canada-based Arshdeep Dalla. Delhi Police had recently linked these individuals to the Pakistan-based terror group Lashkar-e-Taiba and alleged plans for attacks on Hindu leaders in Punjab.

This operation assumes significance in the backdrop of a diplomatic dispute between India and Canada. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made claims of “credible” information linking “agents of Delhi” to the killing of Khalistani terrorist Hardeep Singh Nijjar in June. India has dismissed these allegations as “absurd” and criticized the lack of evidence-sharing by Canadian authorities.

Foreign Minister S Jaishankar has drawn attention to a rise in “organised crime relating to secessionist forces and extremism” in Canada.

The NIA’s operation targeted locations in Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, and the National Capital Region, with a significant number of raids conducted in Punjab. These efforts are part of a broader strategy to build strong cases against syndicates, many of which now operate from Dubai and are linked to cases filed last year under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.

Individuals such as Lakhbir Singh alias Landa in Canada, Harvinder Singh Rinda in Pakistan, and Gurpatwant Singh Pannun in the United States, founder of the banned Sikhs for Justice separatist group, were among the targets of these operations.

The NIA alleges that fugitives like Arshdeep Dalla and Gaurav Patial based abroad maintain connections with Khalistani terrorists to secure funding, smuggle weapons, orchestrate murders, engage in extortion, and participate in other anti-national activities.

Cases have been filed against prominent figures, including gangster bosses Lawrence Bishnoi, Goldy Brar, Vikram Brar, Bambiha, Kaushal Chaudhary, Neeraj Bawana, Dilpreet, Sukhpreet alias Budha, Sunil alias Tillu Tajpuriya, and others. Notably, Bambiha was shot dead in a 2016 encounter, and Sunil was killed inside Delhi’s Tihar Jail in May.

While Lawrence Bishnoi is incarcerated in Ahmedabad, Arshdeep Dalla resides in Canada. Last week, the NIA also seized properties owned by Gurpatwant Singh Pannun in Chandigarh and Amritsar. Pannun, facing numerous charges related to promoting and commissioning terrorist acts, is wanted in multiple criminal cases, including sedition.

These operations underscore India’s commitment to combating terrorism and its determination to disrupt networks that pose a threat to national security.

Sources By Agencies

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