Hush Post: A team of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) and Uttar Pradesh Police working in tandem, was fired at and stones were pelted on them by an unruly mob, when they were carrying out raids in Ghaziabad in connection with the killing of an RSS leader Ravinder Gosain in Punjab. During the raid, a large crowd of men and women tried to obstruct the police and NIA team and some people opened fire at them, resulting in injury to Uttar Pradesh Police constable Tahjib Khan, besides causing damage to official vehicles, the NIA spokesman said.
The firing was followed by stone pelting and the mob also staged multiple road blockades. The UP Police and NIA personnel also had to fired in the air to disperse the mob. The team conducted searches to arrest the suspected arm suppliers in Meerut district during the intervening night of December 2 and 3. On getting more leads, further raids were conducted at the house of Malook, a suspect who is wanted in connection with the supply of arms and ammunition used in the killing in Punjab, at Nahali village in Ghaziabad on Sunday morning.
The NIA spokesperson said that during the course of investigation into the killing of RSS leader Ravinder Gosain in Ludhiana, investigators came across the names of certain suspected arm smugglers who had supplied firearms to the accused in Punjab.
On November 30, the NIA had registered a case to probe the killing of Ravinder Gosain, the ‘mukhya shikshak’ of the Mohan shakha of the RSS, who was shot dead outside his residence in Ludhiana’s Gagandeep Colony on October 17 by two unidentified assailants riding a motorbike.
The Punjab Police, which was earlier probing the case, arrested two persons — Ramandeep Singh and Hardeep Singh — a few days after the incident.
The investigations have also revealed channelling of funds from foreign countries for execution of these incidents.