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Over ₹23L sent to Pb from abroad for targeted killings’

May 05, 2018 05:34 AM


Over ₹23L sent to Pb from abroad for targeted killings’
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The National Investigation Agency, in its first charge sheet filed on targeted killings, alleged that over Rs 23 lakh was sent to Punjab from Italy, Australia and the United Kingdom by pro-Khalistan activists, who had planned these killings in the state.

Hardeep Singh and Ramandeep Singh, who have been identified as two shooters allegedly involved in the killings, received the funds in India and used them to give a practical shape to the conspiracy hatched in Italy in 2013.

Hardeep, the main shooter, received a large volume of funds in 2016-2017 and used these to purchase weapons, travel between India and Italy and for other expenditure, including personal expenses, according to the charge sheet on RSS leader Ravinder Gosain’s 2017 murder filed in the court of special judge Anshul Berry in Mohali.

Besides financing the seven targeted killings between 2016 and 2017, these funds played an important role in keeping Hardeep and his fellow shooter Ramandeep motivated. Access to these funds allowed them to maintain an ostentatious lifestyle, much beyond their known sources of income, the NIA claimed.

The agency also alleged that the conspirators had sent Rs 23 lakh to Punjab using a variety of methods, including money transfer services such as Western Union and Moneygram, banking transactions and hawala channels

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