New Delhi, 4th January 2024: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday chargesheeted Manpreet Singh @ Peeta, a close aide of designated individual terrorist Arshdeep Singh @ Arsh Dala, in the terror-gangster network case.
Peeta was operating as a full-fledged crime-terror-extortion node from the Philippines, as per directions of Khalistan Tiger Force (KTF) operative, Canada-based Arsh Dala. He was actively involved in collection of weapons from the Indo-Pak border and making extortion calls to raise funds for Dala and the KTF. The Government of India had, in February 2023, banned KTF and declared it as a terrorist organisation.
Peeta was also engaged in recruiting members for the terrorist gang to execute terror crimes & conspiracies. He was arrested last year following his deportation from the Philippines.
The NIA today chargesheeted him in the multi-state terrorist-gangster-drug smuggler network case (RC-38/2022/NIA/DLI) before the Special NIA Court, New Delhi. This was the third chargesheet in the case, in which 21 accused have so far been chargesheeted.
The Chargesheet marks another major step in NIA’s efforts to disrupt, destroy, dismantle the terror-gangster nexus, which extends across many States within India and also many other countries.