New Delhi, Nov 29: As part of its investigation into the gangster-terror nexus case, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) has begun carrying out searches at 20 locations around Delhi-NCR, Rajasthan, Haryana, and Punjab. Following the questioning of six gangsters, including Lawrence Bishnoi, Neeraj Bawana, and Tillu Tajpuria, the counterterrorism agency launched a crackdown.
The names of numerous other gang members surfaced during the questioning of the six gangsters, according to NIA sources. The NIA is conducting raids at the residences of the gangsters under investigation as well as other locations connected to them and their associates.
The gangsters allegedly had trustworthy contacts abroad, according to sources. They said that Lawrence Bishnoi and the Bawana gang are the source of significant money for terrorism in India.
They said that after questioning every gang member so far detained under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA), the NIA has obtained information on the relationship between the Pakistan-ISI and the criminal underworld.
The NIA has reportedly carried out two sets of raids in relation to the gangster-terror funding case so far. In the previous two waves of searches, the NIA had searched 102 locations.