NIA team leaves for London to probe attack on Indian High Commission by Khalistan supporters

Two months after the countrywide flag at the Indian high fee in London changed into pulled down during a protest by means of pro-Khalistan activists, a crew of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) left for the UK’s capital on Monday (May 22) to probe the incident

According to assets, that is the first time the NIA team might be conducting a probe on British soil. The five-member NIA team has also carried a list of Khalistani hyperlinks within the city, which they will share from Scotland Yard, the assets brought. Earlier in April, the case became surpassed over to the NIA by the Counter Terrorism and Counter Radicalization (CTCR) department of the Ministry of Home Affairs. The MHA took the choice to hand over the case to the NIA following a meeting with UK representatives in the month of April.

The Centre also amended the NIA Act in August 2019, empowering the organisation to analyze terror sports against Indians and Indian pastimes overseas apart from cyber crimes and human trafficking.The anti-terror enterprise registered a First Information Report (FIR) based totally on the orders of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) and began its probe. The company took over the case from Delhi Police, which registered an FIR in the be counted underneath the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) and is currently investigating it.

Attack on Indian assignment in London
A tricolour flying atop the Indian High Commission in London become grabbed at by using a set of protesters waving separatist Khalistani flags and chanting seasoned-Khalistani slogans on March 19. The national flag changed into pulled down all through the protest by means of pro-Khalistani elements. Videos of the incident showed several protesters carrying the yellow and black Khalistan flag and calling for radical Sikh preacher and Khalistan sympathiser Amritpal Singh to be “freed”.

The movies additionally showed one of the protesters clambering onto a balcony and knocking down the Indian flag from a pole on the front of the excessive fee to cheers from the alternative men. British policemen arrived at the scene and averted the protestors from drawing near an front of the Indian high commission.

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