MOHALI—The National Investigation Agency on May 4 filed a chargesheet in Mohali based Special NIA Court of Additional Session Judge Ms. Anshul Berry against 15 Sikh youths arrested in connection of RSS leader Ravinder Gosain’s murder. Notably, the RSS leader Ravinder Gosain was shot dead by two unidentified assailants outside his home on October 17 last year.
Names of the accused mentioned in NIA’s chargesheet are as follow:
- Hardeep Singh alias Shera alias Pehalwan
- Ramandeep Singh alias Canadian alias Bagga
- Dharminder Singh alias Gugni
- Anil Kumar alias Kala
- Jagtar Singh Johal alias Jaggi
- Amaninder Singh
- Manpreet Singh alias Mani
- Ravipal, Pahad Singh
- Parvez alias Farru
- Malook Tomar
- Harmeet Singh alias PhD
- Gurjant Singh
- Gursharanbir Singh
- Gurjinder Singh Shastri
Interestingly, the NIA asked the Court to discharge Taljit Singh @ Jimmy by excusing that the agency did not find sufficient evidence against him at this stage, while four other accused Harmeet Singh alias PhD (suspected to be in Pakistan), Gurjant Singh (Australia), Gursharanbir Singh (UK) and Gurjinder Singh (Italy) have already been declared proclaimed offenders (POs).
“It was found that the conspiracy had its footprints in several countries including Pakistan, UK, Australia, France, Italy and the UAE. As part of the conspiracy, a large amount of funds were supplied through Italy, Australia and the UK to the perpetrators of the killings/attempted killings, viz. Hardeep Singh and Ramandeep Singh. These funds were used by them to purchase weapons for executing the killings and other logistics,” said the probing agency.
The accused have been charged under Sections 120 B (criminal conspiracy), 302 (murder) 379 (theft), 416 (cheating) and 34 (acts done by several persons) of the IPC; 16, 17, 18, 18 A, 18 B, 20, 21 and 23 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967, and Sections 25 and 27 of the Arms Act.
While asking the NIA to produce death certificate of former Khalistan Liberation Force’s chief Bhai Harminder Singh Mintu, the Court deferred next hearing onto May 22.