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New Delhi: NIA filed charge-sheet against seven narco- smugglers associated with Babbar Khalsa International (BKI) namely i) Gurpartap Singh r/o Tarn Taran, Punjab, ii) Sham Lal r/o Jammu, J&K, iii) Ajeet Kumar @ Kala r/o Jammu, J&K iv) Bishan Das@ Raju r/o Jammu, J&K, v) Jasraj Singh r/o Jammu, vi) Subhash Chander r/o Jammu J&K, vii) Gurbaksh Singh r/o Jammu, in the NIA Special Court, Jammu.
The case arose out of PS Arnia case dated 20.09.2020 wherein during a search in the wee hours of 20th September, 2020 at International Border, near RS Pura, Jammu, heroin weighing 61 Kgs, opium weighing 1.2 Kgs along with 2 pistols, 3 magazines and 100 live rounds were recovered. NIA had re-registered the Case on 26.11.2020 and taken up the investigation.
Investigation in the case has revealed that the seven chargesheeted accused in this case were part of a Narco-terrorism module of terror outfit Babbar Khalsa International (BKI). The prime objective of this module was to raise funds for BKI through proceeds of narcotics. Each member of this module had unique role and responsibility in execution of this conspiracy. The modus operandi involved smuggling of narcotics and arms/ammunition across the International Border in Jammu region and further supply and sale of the same in the state of Punjab. The proceeds of narcotics so generated were to be used for funding terrorist activities of BKI. The arms so smuggled were to be used by members of BKI for violent terrorist acts. After the arrest of the above mentioned accused, further searches were conducted which had led to recovery of drug proceeds of Rs 9,06,300, more arms & ammunitions and other incriminating materials.