NIA lodges FIR against Hardeep Singh Nijjar for pro-Khalistani stand & links with BKI

Hardeep Nijjar

The Hush Post: The National Intelligence Agency (NIA) has lodged an FIR against Hardeep Singh Nijjar, the Indo-Canadian, who came into the limelight recently during Canadian premier Justin Trudeau’s visit to India. The allegations are of his involvement with Khalistanis and his links with Babbar Khalsa International (BKI).

An FIR was registered at NIA’s police station on Thursday.  The agency has sent a communication to the NIA special judge in Mohali. According to reports, the case has been lodged under IPC Sections 124A (sedition) and 153A (enmity between different groups on religious, racial and other such grounds) and 120B (criminal conspiracy), and Sections 10, 16 and 18 of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA).

As per the reports this is the second FIR the agency has lodged against Nijjar this year. Earlier, an FIR was lodged against him on April 14 under IPC Section 120B and 13, 17, 18 and 20 of UAPA.

Nijjar was in the news last week of April recently when he was rounded and questioned by the authorities in Canada for his activities allegedly linked to the Khalistani organisations. He was let-off after questioning but it was clear that he was under the radar of Canadian Intelligence Agencies.

The move against Nijjar by the Ministry of Home Affairs of India and Canadian Agencies is based on the intelligence input provided by the Punjab government based on its intelligence network.

Notably, Nijjar’s name was in the list of nine most wanted persons, handed over to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau by Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh at the time when Trudeau visited Punjab in February, 2018.

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