In a massive crackdown on gangsters, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) today raided around 50 locations across north India.
The raids are being conducted in coordination with local police forces at locations linked to various gangsters in Haryana, Punjab, Rajasthan, Delhi and adjoining areas.
Officials said gangsters operating from both India and abroad had come on the radar of the anti-terror agency after investigation in some terror cases revealed a nexus between the gangsters and terrorists.
Some gangsters, including Lawrence Bishnoi – the chief suspect in Punjabi singer Sidhu Moose Wala’s murder, are also operating from prisons, they added.
Sidhu Moose Wala was shot dead in his SUV near his village Moosa in Punjab’s Mansa district on June 29.
A day after Moose Wala was murdered, Goldy Brar had admitted in a Facebook post that he planned it to avenge the killing of another gangster. Goldy Brar is a close aide of gangster Lawrence Bishnoi.