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Kabul Sikh Gurdwara Attack: India’s NIA Registers Case, Says Kerala Man’s Involvement Suspected

April 6, 2020 | By

New Delhi: India’s National Investigation Agency (NIA) has registered a case with regard to attack on Sikh Gurdwara Sahib in Kabul, Afghanistan.

It is learnt that this is the first case of its kind which NIA has registered as the recent amendments in NIA Act have empowered NIA to investigate “terror cases” which are “committed at any place outside India against the Indian Citizens or affecting the interest of India”.

“As per the preliminary investigation, one Muhsin from Trikkaripur, Kasargod, Kerala and others who had joined ISKP, are suspected to have been involved in the said terrorist attack”, NIA said.

Images of Sikhs killed in attack on Gurdwara Sahib in Kabul

On 1 April 2020, “NIA registered a case u/s 120B, 125 of IPC and 16,18,20 & 38 of UAPA under the provisions of section 6(8) of the NIA Act and started investigation into the recent terrorist attack on a Gurudwara at Kabul, Afghanistan. On 25th of March 2020, unknown gunmen had stormed into a Gurudwara in Shor Bazar area in Kabul Afghanistan and fired indiscriminately killing 27 devotees and injuring several others. About 150 persons were inside the Gurudwara when the attack took place. An Indian citizen Tian Singh s/o Jeet Singh, r/o S-364 Greater Kailash Part-1, New Delhi was also killed in the attack. Proscribed terrorist organisation, Islamic State Khorasan Province (ISKP) had claimed the responsibility for this terror attack”, the NIA said.

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