December 6, 2017 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau
New Delhi: After coming under attack from the locals of a village in Ghaziabad on Sunday where the team of National Investigation Agency (NIA) was conducting raids in connection with the murder case of Punjab’s pro-hindutva leader Ravinder Gosain. The NIA on Tuesday claimed to have arrested a Meerut resident for allegedly supplying a gun to the main accused in the killing of an RSS leader in Punjab in October, media reports said.
Even after the Punjab Government along with the state police publicly claimed to have solved the murder case of Ravinder Gosain a ludhiana based Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) leader, the NIA took over the probe into the aforesaid matter.
Pahar Singh, 48, was arrested for supplying a country-made weapon to the main accused Hardeep Singh alias Shera, the NIA reportedly said.
“Another suspect in the case, Malook, managed to flee on Sunday when a joint team of NIA and the UP police had gone to arrest him from a Ghaziabad village. The villagers opened fire and pelted stones on the raiding party.”
Sharing the detail about the raid conducted whilst interacting with media, the NIA further maintained that their probe has revealed that Hardeep Singh had visited Meerut on three occasions during in the last two years to procure weapons to carry out the targeted killings of members of the RSS and other organisations.
“Around April or May this year, Hardeep Singh procured a .315 bore country made weapon from Pahar Singh at his house. This weapon was recovered and seized at the instance of Hardeep Singh subsequent to his arrest by Punjab police last month,” reads the quote from a statement given by NIA to an English vernacular.
Pahar Singh is also an accused in another case registered under the Arms Act in nearby Amroha district three months back. He will be produced before the Special NIA Court in Mohali on Wednesday, notes Hindustan Times (HT).