Narco Terrorist With Links To Hizbul Mujahideen Arrested By NIA In Haryana’s Sirsa

Narco Terrorist With Links To  Hizbul Mujahideen  Arrested By NIA In Haryana’s SirsaA drug consignment seized by the police. (representative image) (Rishikesh Choudhary/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

In a major success, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Saturday (9 May) in a joint operation with Punjab Police and Haryana Police nabbed narco-terrorist Ranjit Singh with links to Pakistan based terrorist outfit Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) and the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), reports Hindustan Times.

Singh who worked with alias Rana and is also known as Cheeta, is the prime accused in a 2019 case of smuggling of 532 kilograms of heroin hidden in a consignment of rock salt imported from Pakistan. NIA's investigations had revealed that this was one of five consignments, the rest of which had been successfully smuggled into India.

NIA arrested Singh in Haryana’s Sirsa. It should be noted that he is also an accused in the recent HM terror funding module which was busted with the arrest of Hilal Ahmad Wagay in Amritsar on 25 April.

Wagay, a resident of Awantipora in the Union Territory (UT) of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) had been arrested with a sum of Rs 29 lakh cash. The money was being transported by Wagay to the Kashmir Valley where it would be handed over to Riyaz Naikoo, the chief operational commander of the HM who was killed by the security forces recently.