New Delhi: The anti-terror federal probe agency NIA on Friday said it had registered a case under various sections of the IPC and Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act against Jaswinder Singh Multani, a Germany-based operative of Sikhs for Justice (SFJ), and his other associates for motivating and recruiting youths in Punjab for anti-India activities.
A spokesperson of the NIA said the case against Multani and others had been registered under Sections 120B & 121A of the IPC and Sections 10, 13, 17, 18 and 18B of UA(P) Act, 1967.
The spokesperson said, “This case relates to criminal conspiracy hatched by Multani with several other pro-Khalistani elements located abroad for radicalising, motivating and recruiting youths in Punjab on ground and online through social media platforms to propagate their ideology with the aim to secede Punjab from the Union of India.”
The official, however, refused to confirm that the registration of case against Multani had any connection with the blast in the court complex of Ludhiana. He neither confirmed nor denied the reported arrest of Multani in Germany by the German Police.
The NIA official said, “They have been involved in raising funds to procure arms, ammunition and explosives by using smuggling networks in Punjab to revive terrorism in Punjab. Multani has also been in contact with ISI operatives to carry out terror attack in Mumbai and other parts of India.”
Pursuant to the registration of the FIR, requisite actions as per law for expeditious investigation of case had been initiated, the official added.