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NIA raids 6 places in Rajasthan to bust organized terror gangs

These gangs operate in the nearby states of Haryana and Punjab, their members often flee to Rajasthan to take shelter.

September 12, 2022, 4:11 pm

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JAIPUR: The National Investigation Agency is carrying out raids at six places in Rajasthan to unearth organized gangs, particularly linked to the Moose Wala murder case. These raids are being carried out in Bikaner, Nagaur, Sikar and Sri Ganganagar.

The NIA is carrying out searches not only in Rajasthan but also at more than 50 other places in Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and Haryana where the gangs including the one headed by Lawrence Bishnoi are operating. The Lawrence Bishnoi gang is suspected to be behind Moose Wala murder case.

Sources said that while these gangs operate in the nearby states of Haryana and Punjab, their members often flee to Rajasthan to take shelter. They have developed a nexus with some local gangs that give them shelter when they are hiding from the police.

The NIA will also probe the links of these gangs with Pakistan-based terror outfits, ISI and arms smugglers. According to a report, the NIA have got concrete leads in this regard following which the searches are being carried out. This is for the first time that the searches are being carried out at such a large scale to unearth the network of an organized gang of criminals in the country.

Churu, Nagaur, Jodhpur, Bikaner, Sriganganagar and Sikar are some of the districts where the local gangs have nexus with the gangs operating in Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh.

Lawrence Bishnoi gang is suspected of demanding ransom from many prominent businessmen and professionals in the Jodhpur region with the help of the local gangs there.

First published: September 12, 2022
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