NIA Conducts Raids in Punjab and Haryana to Unravel Conspiracy Behind London Attack on Indian High Commission
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) launched a series of raids across 31 locations in Punjab and Haryana today, intensifying efforts to expose the conspiracy behind the attack on the High Commission of India in London on March 19. The primary objective of the raids was to apprehend the attackers and their accomplices responsible for the assault on the Indian diplomatic mission.
The NIA has been unyielding in its pursuit to identify those responsible for the attack on the High Commission. Through its meticulous investigations, the agency aims to ensure that there is no recurrence of such breaches of security and to protect Indian interests abroad.
The raids, carried out in various districts including Moga, Barnala, Kapurthala, Jalandhar, Hoshiarpur, Tarn Taran, Ludhiana, Gurdaspur, SBS Nagar, Amritsar, Mukhtsar, Sangrur, Patiala, Mohali in Punjab and Sirsa in Haryana, yielded substantial evidence. Digital data containing crucial information about the attackers and other incriminating documents were seized during the operations.
The March attack on the Indian High Commission in London involved around 50 individuals who committed multiple offenses, including criminal trespass, damage to public property, disrespect to the Indian National Flag, and injuries to officials. Gurcharan Singh and Avtar Singh Khanda of Dal Khalsa, UK, along with Jasvir Singh and several others, both Indian and foreign nationals, were identified as the masterminds behind the orchestrated assault.
Earlier in May 2023, an NIA investigation team had visited the United Kingdom to probe the incident. Subsequently, the agency carried out a crowdsourcing initiative to gather information and identify UK-based entities and individuals involved in the attack. This data played a crucial role in pinpointing the perpetrators behind the assault on the High Commission.