New Delhi: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has taken over the investigation into the pro-Khalistan protests outside the Indian High Commission in London. For this, a five-member team of NIA has left for London. In March this year, Khalistan supporters brought down the national flag at the Indian High Commission.
According to a media report, sources said that the NI team is preparing a list of people with Khalistani links, which will be handed over to British authorities and security agencies in London. It is reported that the Counter Terrorism and Counter Radicalization (CTCR) Division of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) had handed over the case to the NIA on April 18.
There was a demonstration at the Indian High Commission in London
According to the information, on March 19, Khalistani supporters removed the tricolor hoisting on the Indian High Commission in London and put the Khalistani flag. Apart from this, there was a demonstration by raising slogans. Videos of the incident showed several protesters carrying yellow and black Khalistan flags and asking for the freeing of hardline supporter Amritpal Singh.
Khalistani supporters had committed indecency with the officers
The video showed a protester climbing onto the balcony of the High Commission. He pulled down the tricolor on the High Commission. People standing on the spot were shouting slogans in support of Khalistan. After this, British police officers reached the spot and stopped the protesters from going to the entrance of the Indian High Commission.
Central Government amended the NIA Act
The video also showed that the protesters misbehaved with the Indian High Commission officials. Explain that the Central Government has amended the NIA Act in August 2019. Subsequently, the agency was empowered to investigate terrorist activities against Indians and Indian interests abroad, apart from cyber crimes and human trafficking.
NIA has filed a case
Under the same authority, the Counter-Terrorism and Counter Radicalization has registered an FIR based on the orders of the Ministry of Home Affairs and has started investigation in the matter. A five-member team of NIA has left for London for this investigation.
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