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Terror module: 4 convicted under Arms Act

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Tribune News Service
Amritsar, October 27

A local court has convicted four persons, who were part of a seven-member 'terror module' busted in 2017, under the Arms Act. However, all seven have been absolved of the charges under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) and Foreigners Act.

Defence counsel Navjit Singh Turna said Additional Sessions Judge Sarbajit Singh Dhaliwal held Maan Singh Nihang, Sher Singh, Simaranjit and Gurpreet Singh guilty under provisions of the Arms Act.

However, Maan Singh Nihang, Sher Singh, Simranjit and Gurpreet besides three others: Balwinder Singh, Balkar Singh and Satinder Rawat were absolved of the charges under UAPA and

Foreigners Act. Balwinder Singh, Balkar Singh and Satinder Rawat are already out on bail while the remaining four are lodged in different jails in the state.

As per an FIR registered at the Ramdas police station on May 21, 2017, Maan Singh Nihang, a resident of Samrai village near Shri Hargobindpur (Gurdaspur), and Sher Singh, a resident of Kartarpur (Jalandhar), were nabbed by the BSF and a huge quantity of arms and ammunition were recovered from them. It was alleged that the two had links with terrorists in Canada and Pakistan and were

trying to recover an illegal consignment of weapons smuggled from Pakistan when they were arrested.

During the investigation, five more persons were named in the case. It was claimed that the accused were in contact with one Gurjivan Singh, an alleged hardliner living in Canada who had arranged the weapons from Pakistan.



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