New Delhi, Dec 9
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Friday said it has arrested the ninth accused in connection with the case linked to the criminal conspiracy hatched by members of criminal syndicates or gangs based in India and abroad to raise funds and recruit youth to carry out terrorist acts in the different parts of the country.
The agency in an official statement said, it has arrested Shahbaz Ansari alias Shezad on Thursday following inputs that he had “supplied arms and ammunition to gangster Lawrence Bishnoi and the same weapons were used in the killing of famous singer Sidhu Moosewala”.
It said, Ansari, a resident of Bulandshahar in Uttar Pradesh, has been booked in the case, which is being probed by the agency against syndicate and gang members, who executed and planned to execute spectacular heinous crimes, including targeted killings, with an intention to strike terror in the minds of the people of the country.
The case was initially registered on August 4 this year by the Special Cell of Delhi Police and was re-registered by the NIA on August 26.
Earlier, on October 18 this year, the NIA had searched the house of Ansari and seized many incriminating documents, articles, illegally acquired property papers, digital devices, and star-brand pistols. A total of eight accused persons have been arrested in this case so far, the agency said.
In this case, the NIA also carried out searches at 13 places in Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Chandigarh, Delhi and the National Capital Region
Most Read In 24 Hours
Don't MissView All
7.8 on Richter scale | Multiple aftershocks | Thousands of b...
Citing ‘political affiliation’, 3 lawyers have challenged he...